One of the leading designers in Japan, Shigeru Uchida (内田繁, 1943-2016) had
his entire career centered on finding the balance between modern design principles
and traditional Japanese culture. His major works include a series of boutiques for
Yohji Yamamoto, the Hotel Il Palazzo in Fukuoka, the Kobe Fashion Museum, and
the tea rooms 'Ji-an'(受庵), 'So-an'(想庵), 'Gyo-an'(行庵). The Paper Moon Lanterns
are designed by Uchida and produced by Asano in the Gifu prefecture of Japan,
where artisans have been crafting exquisite paper lanterns for more than 90 years.