18 December 2011

End of the Year Party

Our craft club had our end of the year party at the restaurant ISOTAROU in Kimagome on December 11th. There were about 50 people some current students and some that have graduated as well as guests. Since some were late the photo only shows 46 people. See the photograph below.


18 December 2011





26 November 2011

Brick Wall

I started producing the old Yokohama Station. Since the wall of the station was brick I went to several museums in Tokyo. There were many models of buildings made of brick however all those models had brick walls uniformly carved with a laser cutter. I don't think that makes the brick very realistic so I decided to do mine by hand. I did a lot of research and for one week concentrated very hard on creating my brick wall. Since I was carving white plaster I myself was bathed in white powder everyday. My clothes, my hair, up my nose, even inhaling it. Finally the (1/42) miniature wall as shown in the following photo.
I'm not sure if it is good or not this was my test piece.


26 November 2011





12 November 2011

The drawing of the project

I mentioned before that I received a order to make the Station of Phantom (an old Yokohama station). I am going to use the Art In A Box style to make it instead of the Diorama style. Below is a picture of the completed drawing of the project. It's rather large measuring 5 feet 3 inches. Waiting on the contract to begin the work.


12 November 2011





23 September 2011

The Magazine in Britain

"The Doll's House Magazine" in Britain will be introducing my work to Britain in a four page article coming out in October 2011, Issue 161. Being my first time in a British magazine I am very happy and grateful to the editor of The Doll's House Magazine ...Christine Berridge


The Dolls' House Magazine October 2011 Issue 161
GMC Publications

23 September 2011





3 September 2011

The Station of Phantom

I received a order to recreate an old Yokohama Station in miniature. I have not been able to think of much else since getting the request. Below is a photo of the station built in 1915 in a different location then the current Yokohama Station. The old Station was only in use for eight years before being destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. In 1928 the current Yokohama Station was built in today's location. Since very few people today know of the old station it is called the station of the phantom.
It seems it will be difficult to make it as depicted in the photograph below and will take me until the autumn of next year. When the Station is complete it will be on display in the underground plaza at Yokohama Station making this a very important project. I am thinking daily of how I will recreate this.


3 September 2011





12 August 2011

Dollhouse Exhibition

I participated in the Dollhouse Exhibition held in the Department Store in Yokohama City last week. The event ran for a week having many people attend. However since the accident at the nuclear plant they have been conserving electricity there for not keeping the events hall very cooled so it was quite hot.


12 August 2011





17 July 2011

It is Obon now

From July 13th to the 16th is Obon in Japan. They are special days for us as we believe that it is this period of Obon when our ancestors in heaven come back. Many people visit the grave site and invite their ancestors on the first day in Obon. I of course also went to the grave site. The photo below is the Grave of my family in Somei Tokyo. The engraving on the surface of the stone says "Grave of the Haga family" there are several of (our) ancestors buried here.


17 July 2011





22 May 2011

I went to the stricken area

I went to the area stricken by the tsunami last week. The place used to be a beautiful town named "Minami Sanriku-Cyo". However now there is nothing there. No one is there now and the ground still smoked in places.


Photography: Sakaeri
I'm standing in the stricken area in this picture.

22 May 2011





8 May 2011

Japan Hobby Show

I started to participate in the Japan Hobby Show, from April 27th~29th in Tokyo Big Sight. There has been a serious increase in visitors. The numbers reached about 100,000 (one hundred thousand) in just three days. The photo below is of my booth there.


8 May 2011





18 April 2011

Chicago International 2011

I participated in the 2011 Chicago International again this year, getting back just the other day. I found the weather cool and cloudy but the customers were more then last year. I want to thank all the customers that visited my table. Below I am pictured with Ms Lucy Maloney of Designer Dog Miniatures.
http://miniature-dogs-cats.com


18 April 2011





20 March 2011

I am fine!

As reported all over the world we had the strongest earthquake hit Japan. I have received many emails asking "Are you okay?". Fortunately my family and I are fine. I was working in my studio as usual when the earthquake struck. Suddenly the intense shaking started and I ran outside as did many other people we all had to squat down on the road because we were unable to stand with the force of the shaking. It seemed to continue for two or three minutes. All the buildings were still standing in Tokyo. When I returned to my studio after the shaking I found many paint bottles and cans scattered all over the floor that had fallen from the beams above. This was my only damage and no injuries.
Tokyo had little damage, however in the provinces north there was severe damage. Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture is one of the worst hit by the tsunami. I have a work in the museum there, Tokiwa-sou so I was very concerned as to what may have happened to it. Yesterday I received a phone call from the attendant saying "The wave of the tsunami reached the rooftop in the museum building. However, water went into it only up to the first floor. So Tokiwa-sou did not have any damage". She assured me they were all fine. The museum is located only about one kilometer from seaside.
UNBELIEVABLE!!!


First floor in the museum

20 March 2011





9 March 2011

At the Airport

Some of my works will be on exhibition in the "Discovery Museum" at the Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) - Terminal 2, starting Feb. 17th possibly running for a while.
Access: Exit at the final station "Terminal 2" in Tokyo Monorail toward the security inspection area C and D. The Discovery Museum is up the escalator on the opposite side of security station D.
http://www.discovery-museum.com/


9 March 2011





11 February 2011

Carl Froseth Store

2 years ago I completed the project "horse tackle shop". I was finally able to update the section on my website, titled "Carl Froseth Store".
It took a very long time to update this section since it was so difficult for me to choose the photos to use and how I wanted to display them on my website. I tried to make the story as simple as possible to read and follow.
Check this link at a later time.
http://www.ichiyoh-haga.com/jp/carl/win00.html


11 February 2011





3 January 2011

A Happy New Year!

I made a piece of work for the magazine Gekkan Bijutsu last summer. I actually started two works at the same time, only finishing one of them last autumn. That piece was named Atjet Paris/L'entrepot which I introduced in the column previously. The other one I just finished yesterday since I found myself quite busy. The photograph of Eugene Atget is the origin and title of this work 48 rue Descarts. I will immediately carry this to Utsunomiya city for the exhibition (Ichiyoh Haga's work) being held in now.


48 rue Descarts

3 January 2011




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