Kenji Ekuan's Kikkoman Bottle Design

Kenji Ekuan’s Kikkoman Bottle Design

Kenji Ekuan’s 1957 design for Kikkoman’s soy sauce bottle is as globally familiar as as the Coca Cola bottle. But there is a fascinating story behind its design that embodies Kenji Ekuan’s philosophy that “everything has a soul” and “making objects means imbuing it with its own spirit.” along with the idea of “democratization” of goods and beauty accessible to everyone.

I have included a link to Simon Usborne’s enlightening article in The INDEPENDENT. (click here)

A fascinating read that speaks volumes about the pleasures in cooking and eating with a Zen sense of pure experience.




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