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21 December 2013

End of the Year Party

Our craft club had our end of the year party at the restaurant ISOTAROU in Komagome on December 15th.
There were 39 people some current students and some that have graduated as well as guests.


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14 December 2013

I went to London

I attended the Kensington Dollhouse Festival (Nov 30th) in London. This was the first time I had been to Britain.
There were shelves of Ahmed Al Thani's collection at the entrance of the show hall. I was so surprised to also see one of my works (A Solitary World 1/80) also exhibited on his shelf. I didn't expect to see my work so I was very happy and looked it over carefully when I discovered the trunk of the tree had broken. Ahmed told me packing it up had broken it. I said I will take it back to Tokyo and fix it for him. It will be returned to him later. So here it is beside me again..
The show appeared about half the size of the International show in Chicago having about 160 dealers. However I was able to see a lot of new work and met many of my Facebook friends there. I was so glad to have so many friends wanting to shake my hand.


Kensington Dollshouse-Festival
http://www.dollshousefestival.com/kensington/

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11 November 2013

The Harness Shop

Since I began intense work on the Harness Shop (1/12) this autumn, the progress has been considerable. The picture below is not showing a model of the shop, but is the work in progress. Most of the building including the ground is generally complete. I will now make the interior and the roof. I have published many photos of the work in progress in great detail on my Face Book page. Please take a look on there as well.


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19 October 2013

I am making the Harness Shop

I have made this Harness Shop for a American before. I produced this in 1/12 scale in the Art In A Box style. I have now had a request from a Qatari for the same Harness Shop, he saw the original piece and liked it very much. This time it is going to be the entire building. It will involve much more work this time. You may think this will be easy since I have already created it once. That is not true though. Other buildings I have made including the walls and roofs and floors were in 1/15 the scale. This is my first entire building in 1/12 much bigger for me. I have made a model first in 1/24 to get the idea in my mind. The photo shows my model that I am now studying it carefully. The piece is due in February next year... maybe overdue.


I have made a model first in 1/24

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12 September 2013

Exhibition Again

The exhibition in Yurakucho has just finished however I will be holding another one in Shizuoka. The exhibition is extended to November so please come and visit! Details are below.

Titled: Exhibition of Miniature Houses
Location: Shizuoka Hobby Square
3F, south spot of Century Hotel in south entrance of JR Shizuoka St.
Schedule: September 14th ~ November 4th, 2013 (closed on Monday every week.)
Open:11:00~18:00 weekday / 10:00~18:00 Sunday & public holiday
Admission: Advance 800yen (child 400yen) / At the door 900yen (child 500yen)
Inquiry: 054-262-8851( Shizuoka Create)


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17 August 2013

Exhibition

Penguin work (Art In A Box 1/12 scale) is completed. I am going to exhibit the work at a exhibition in Yurakucho. Information follows.

Titled: ICHIYOH HAGA's Work Exhibition
Date: August 25th ~ 31st, 2013
Location: B1F Gold Salon in Yurakucho Tokyo Kotsu-Kaikan
(Kotsu-Kaikan is the front at Yurakucho St.on JR Yamanote Line)
Open: 11:00am ~ 20:00pm
(Opening of the first day will be at 1:00 pm. Close of the final day will be at 7:00 pm.)be at 1:00 p.m. closed of the final day will be at 7:00 p.m.)
Admission: Free

Please come to see it.
Admission: Free
Opening Ceremony starts at 6:00 pm in the first day. Please come you are all INVITED!


Penguin work in 1/12
Title: Aux Armes du Manchot

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22 June 2013

Penguin Work As I mentioned before on the request of the Penguin Goods Store Mr. Mitani I am producing the Penguin production. Below is the picture of the 1/12 Art In a Box of the penguin work. The penguins in the center of the picture are Chinstrap penguins and the wall pictures are Emperor penguins. Last week when I showed the photo to Mr. Mitani he was very happy with it. I hope to complete the piece by the end of August.


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25 May 2013

Nancy came to the Chicago show Nancy Froseth and her family drove the 6 hours from Minneapolis Minnesota to the Chicago International show. Nancy is the owner of "Carl Froseth Store". Our last meeting was in the Spring of 2008. She kindly invited me to join her for dinner at a popular restaurant 10 minutes from the hotel, often visited by celebrities and even former President Bill Clinton. I assume the food must be very good because even with a reservation we waited for over 15 minutes. Nancy was kind and paid for my dinner... I presented her with about 300 little books of saddler, my work.


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30 March 2013

Chicago International

I will be selling at the Chicago International show in April, following are the details. Please stop by my table and say hello.

Title: Chicago International 2013
Location: MARRIOTT CHICAGO O'HARE
Address: 8535 W. Higgins Rd Chicago, IL 60631
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013 ~ 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 ~ 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 ~ 11:00am - 4:00pm
Organizer: TOM BISHOP PRODUCTION, INC
http://www.bishopshow.com/chiinfo.htm

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7 March 2013

Penguin Work Again

The owner of the shop the "Penguin Gallery" in Tokyo requested I produce the Art In A Box "Penguin Gallery" back in 2002.
http://www.ichiyoh-haga.com/en/artinbox/win26.html
12 years later I have received the commission from the same owner to produce the Penguin production again. This time in 1/12 scale. The drawing below looks very much like my old work "LaNuit de Saint-Denis" this will be my base to work from. I will complete the piece by September.
Keep checking back to watch the progress.


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9 February 2013

I am making the Harness Shop again!

In August 2012, an American magazine "Miniature Collector" featured my "Carl Froseth Harness Shop" (1/12th scale), commissioned by Nancy Froseth in 2010. (See my post here dated 7th 2012.)
Ahmed Al-thani, of Qatar, saw this article and asked me if I'd make something similar for me. I visited Qatar last December to see him, and today, I am pleased to announce that I will be taking his commission.
Here is the drawing for this commission. I expected to finish in about a year. As they say, watch this apace!


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14 January 2013

Miniaturas

My latest work, Brocante Veyssere (1/12th scale), has recently been featured in a Spanish miniaturists' magazine 'Miniaturas'. It's 10 years since my work last appeared there.
I met Madelva Fernandez, the editor of Miniaturas, for the first time at a miniature show in Tokyo back in 2000. At the time, she was so impressed with my works that she featured them in two consecutive issues after the show. The recent article is the first time since then.
Madelva hasn't visited Tokyo since that time, so I was beginning to wonder if she may have forgotten about me altogether when I received a 'friend's request' in FaceBook. She said she wanted to feature my works again. I was so pleased to hear from her and sent her lots of photos, among them 'Brocante Veyssere'. I sent photos of many other works at the same time, so I hope Madelva will feature them in future issues!


Miniaturas
January 2013 issue

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