Postalco Kyobashi Shop, 2011

A pair of scissors is two knives joined together, but the function seems so different from a knife or two. Hideki Sekine is an anthropologist, master fire-starter, and scissors collector. He told us that the origin of scissors is uncertain. Before scissors there were pinchers. Maybe at some unknown point someone sharpened the arms of the pinchers and the first scissors were born? Besides paper cutting, scissors are used for candy making, trimming nose hair, in the kitchen and some scissors are just for making loud snapping sounds. Sekine’s diverse collection spanning over 300 years including scissors from France to Mongolia and the Middle East were on display. The Postalco shop also offerred for sale a selection of hand-crafted scissors from Japan and Germany. Snip Snip, Snip!


関根さんのおよそ300年にもわたる時代の世界からのハサミコレクションをPostalco Shopで展示しました。あわせて、日本とドイツのハサミをセレクトして販売しました。