“To ponder on the beauty of the soil”
Seiichi Eguchi was born in Shizuoka, studied in Kyoto, and traveled in Europe before settling in Kyushu to make “walls”. In 2003, he became an apprentice to Susumu Harada in Hita, Oita prefecture. Ten years later he became independent hanging out his signboard “LODO WORKS.” “LODO” means mud in Spanish. "As much as possible, I want to plaster walls with local soil", says Eguchi. He uses natural materials that will not go to waste when the house eventually decays. In addition to soil and plaster, iron sand, and charcoal are mixed in to create a look that is unique for walls, ceilings, and floors. Although wallpaper will eventually peel off, earthen walls can be enjoyed over time because they live and breathe.