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Video works《Tokyo Dango》 is now avilable. On-line, Free. >>

The Wallpaper《Banana Meets Toiletpaper》 can be purchased at WALPA. >>

You can buy SUMIFUDE's woodblock prints at Gallery Soumei-do. >>

《SHITEN chair》

This is an art series called "ORI” which creates multiple dimensions by folding a flat surface. What you see is a chair which represents the multiple-distance technique used in ukiyo-e woodblock printing in traditional Japanese art. Although it is made with steel plate as thin as 2mm, its structure can support the weight of a person sitting down on it. Copyright in Registered Design,Oda Collection, exhibited the Milano Salone Fuori, Kyoto and Tokyo

《SHOIN》Installation art, Woodblock prints and objects.
A series of art works with Shoin-zukuri, one of the traditional architectural styles in Japan, as its theme. The architectural concept is divided into three parts: partition, cascade and innermost area. Each of them is represented by one piece of art, and displayed in a tokonoma part of a room of a Shoin-zukuri style house (inside gallery space). By moving from one place to another, a viewer would observe the concept of Shoin-zukuri as a moving line in space.

《SUZURI-BOX》Wagashi design
Traditional Japanese sweets which carry the artistic tradition of the Rinpa School in Japan. It received a grand-prix in a traditional Japanese sweets contest. In traditional Japanese haiku poetry we have the concept of fueki-ryuko which means pursuing something new and different will eventually return us to its eternal value. This sweet in its two layers represents these two elements of fueki-ryuko. Grand-prix in the Kyogashi Design Award

Series《view》《view2》Woodblock prints
This is a diagonal stripe series. It goes beyond traditional textile expression with the combination of vertical and horizontal threads, and expresses innovation using diagonal stripes. The rich gray color is not based on the combination of black and white, but represents the tasteful Edo period culture called shiju-haccha and hyaku-nezumi (forty-eight brown and one hundred gray) which is the color they enjoyed. Prize in International Mokuhanga Exhibition

《wave》Woodblock print
A woodblock print with a theme of the Rinpa School, which was a significant and historical art movement in the late Momoyama period.Prize in International Print Triennial Krakow

Series《ORI》Woodblock print
“ORI” series which show multiple-viewpoints and multiple-dimensions learned from ukiyo-e, traditional Japanese woodcut printing

《Fish2》 Woodblock Print

《Banana Meets Toiletpaper》Woodblock print
This displays how Chinese erotic woodblock prints are different from those of Japan. I created this print during my study-abroad in Beijing of traditional woodcut printings.

《Hidden Geometry》 Woodblock Print

《Architecture Dango Project》
This project transcribes the city’s architecture into dingo, a traditional Japanese sweet made of sticky rice. With Japan’s rich culture of rice cultivation, rice has held a deep connection to ceremonies and festivals since time immemorial. Every region has a local specialty using rice, which serves to show the natural features of that area. Using this rice as a raw material, the participants transferred the architecture of the metropolitan scenery onto the dingo, investigating the distinctly cultural scenery of Tokyo through an edible medium with a strong connection to place. Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project 2021 >>

workshop, Tokyo University of the Arts

From a workshop on making kaleidoscopes using discarded materials. How beautifully materials recycle when they go in sequence shows the sustainable cycle of recycling. I planned and managed this workshop.

《Read a Book Shelves》

A project of visiting houses to see their book shelves, and illustrating that person’s world I imagine. I have been doing this for almost all my life.

media art, Macromedia Director

A game of creating one’s own Japanese garden park. The title of the work was named after Sakuteiki which is the oldest book in Japan on gardens.

media art, Macromedia Director

Work on an attempt to transform sound into writing. Using Macromedia Director, the four different intonations and syllables of Chinese language in Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching are visualized. It is an attempt at Oto no sho, the writing of sounds.

《BONSAI-no-utsuwa|凡才の器》 Installation and Performance

A set and exhibition for visitors to throw balloons into a box-shaped monument suspended from an open ceiling space in a building. On the last day of the exhibition the balloons are broken. It was designed as an answer to the question “What are we learning at the College of Fine Art?”. mixdmedia H4200xW1500xD1500mm
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《Mourning Works》kinetic installation

My first artistic creation. Its theme is the “mourning works” which one does when facing his/her death.mixed media, blower and control timer

《Gradayon|グラデーヨン》 Crayon
Crayons which re-image our concept of color. When you look at a red apple carefully, you will find the color is blended with green and brown. The color of sky also changes as time goes by. The colors in nature are not simple, but rather complex. They also change when time passes. We tend to oversimplify or categorize things for ease or convenience. By doing this, however, we may miss something significant or important for us. These crayons also have the self-contradiction of limiting the choice of colors, and represent the difficulty of expressing the range of colors.

《first clock》 Clock

An educational first clock for children to learn how to tell time. It introduces duodecimal and hexadecimal systems in an easy-to-understand way. Because it is easier for children to recognize shapes than colors, the clock has special arrangements for the numbers and pointing arms. Two colors, dark red and pale blue, are used because they are also easy for color-blind people to recognize.

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