PENDULA series 1

PENDULA series

Photo by Howard Johnson

Leaves on Betula Pendula, commonly known as Silver birch in our garden are coming back.
It’s a beautiful tree with white peeling bark on the trunk. And the twigs are slender and pendulous.


I introduce a ball shape small light, MARI last year. I applied Jun Mitani’s program.
A combination of straight and curved folded lines create a ball shape. The shape added different taste on my ‘AKARI’ – light.

This time I made 3 pendant lights – PENDULA I, II & III.

以前ご紹介した ’MARI’、数学者三谷純さんが開発されたプログラムを利用させていただいて、織生地を丸く成形、可愛い灯りになりました。

The fitting was specifically developed and made by FeelLab. Many thanks to FeelLab.




PENDULA III is inspired by the image of PENDULA tree.
The black lines represent the slender twigs of silver birch.
PENDULA III、イメージは「白樺」。少し形を整えて

PENDULA I and II have more ball shape, like MARI.
The colours of PENDULA I show the sunset evening sky behind the silver birch.
PENDULA II represents the moon beyond the tree.
夕焼け空の色をよこ糸に入れたPENDULA I。
夜、白樺の向こうに見える月、その月をイメージしたPENDULA II。



PENDULA series 2


Photo by Howard Johnson

Now I’m showing my work at National Centre of Craft Design (NCCD) in Sleaford with Jennie Parry and some other artists. The exhibition is titled Paper: Beyond the Fold.
I will be the venue for demonstration on June 18th.
Please come and see our work if you are nearby.
このPENDULAを含め、AKARIシリーズの作品と大きなサイズの壁掛けをNCCDで開催中のPaper: Beyond the Foldに出展しています。


         Photo by Jennie Parry



Black Swan Arts Open 2014

Black Swan Arts Open 2014 opened today, December 6th.

My work, “Chasing Shadows” was selected as one of the exhibition showpiece.

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

Black Swan Arts Open 2014

This piece is Hand Woven Japanese paper yarn fabric with Origami folding.
I could create series of shadows with the folding.

As you may see, my work is rather unique in this exhibition.
I’m glad the judge panel regarded this piece as an art, set aside the hot discussion “What is Art? and What is Craft?”
Also I would be honored to be selected among more than 500 submissions.

The selectors have chosen over one hundred pieces for the Open Exhibition, from a record 547 submissions and we would like to thank all those who have entered. This national competition is in its 12th year and we have received a tremendous variety of works across a broad range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, print, photography, jewellery and animation.

Arts Open 2014Please come along and vote your favourite. And some donation is more than welcome.
This gallery needs your support.

Paper Rhythms

Paper Rhythms いよいよ開幕です!
Paper Rhythms finally opens today!

We had a good start with many visitors. Many thanks for them.


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Our exhibition will end 2nd November. Hope to see you at the gallery.

Somerset Art Weeks 2014

Somerset Art Weeks 2014 – Open Studio – opened last Saturday.

I exhibit my work at Somerset Guild, Courthouse Gallery.. And do demonstration om 22 – 24 & 29 – 1 at the venue.


I’m working under the project – creative pathway – organized by Somerset Art Works.
The theme is “Levels and Moors”.

Levels – STREAM – ” is inspired by the meandering stream runs though the Levels.
You don’t see the ‘meandering’ on the map but once you drive along the stream you will find the amazing meandering.
Now the stream is clam and beautiful, although huge disaster was  brought by this stream this winter.

Levels – HILLS –” is inspired by the gentle hills across the fields.
That area is very calm and peaceful, usually.

ren” shows ‘float’ with strong geometric lines.

Please come along with your family and friends.