• Artist:

    Koo Bohnchang

  • Title:

    White Vessels


  • Size:

    ●Single Prints
    Paper Size:
    L : 640 x 770 mm -3 image
    M : 400 x 490 mm -9 images
    Triptych : 521 x 967 mm
    -1 image

    ●Book + Folio
    - Limited Deluxe Edition (Pink):includes set of 12 platinum prints
    - Limited Edition (Blue):includes 3 platinum prints (selection from 6 images)

    (common to both editions)
    ・ Paper size of platinum prints:200 x 250 mm
    ・ Box size : 240 x 320 x 55 mm
    ・ Book size : 230 x 300 x 25 mm (White Vessels, published by Yido based in Korea)

  • Edition:

    ●Single Prints
    L : 6
    M : 12
    Triptych : 12

    ●Book + Folio
    - Limited Deluxe Edition (Pink):10
    - Limited Edition (Blue):24

  • Price:

    Please ask for details.


amanasalto is pleased to announce our latest series White Vessels with renowned Korean photographic artist Koo Bohnchang. This series specifically focuses on the Japan Folks Crafts Museum’s collection of white Korean porcelain vessels from the Joseon dynasty.


White Korean porcelain vessels, with a long history of hundreds of years were originally used exclusively by the royal court and later also by the elites, eventually by the common people. The beauty in their plain simplicity of these white vessels have fascinated many advocates of the Folk Art movement in Japan including Soetsu Yanagi who actively promoted the “beauty of usage”, as well as collectors from the Western countries. In order to rebuild the collection of home treasures, Koo travelled around the world to capture the spirits of these vessels dispersed in various museums around the world. His photography carefully and beautifully portrays the history and memories contained in these vessels by their delicate texture and details.


With the cooperation of the Japan Folks Crafts Museum, we have selected 13 works together with the artist from his photographs of Soetsu Yanagi’s white Korean porcelain collection, captured in 2006, to be newly released as our platinum print series this year. Each vessel’s unique texture developed through the passage of time and the delicate beauty in their simplicity are enhanced by the rich tonality and high definition of platinum and palladium prints.


Furthermore, amanasalto has partnered with artist Koo Bohnchang and Yido, to craft his later platinum print series and book White Vessels into two different limited Book + Folio editions. Both limited editions include platinum prints from amanasalto and his new book White Vessels, published by Yido based in Korea.

White Vessels (JM 01 S)
White Vessels (JM 02)
White Vessels (JM 03-1)
White Vessels (JM 08)
White Vessels (JM 05-1)
White Vessels (JM 05)
White Vessels (JM 09)
White Vessels (JM 06)
White Vessels (JM 10)
White Vessels (JM 14)
White Vessels (JM 01-2)
White Vessels (JM 04-2)
White Vessels (JM 08-1)