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26 December 2015

End of the year party

Our craft club had our end of the year party at the restaurant GENKIMARU in Komagome on December 20th.
There were 38 people some current students and some that have graduated as well as guests.


26 December 2015





5 December 2015

Exhibition Held in Maebashi.

Title: Exhibition of Showa Miniature Genei-kan
Location: 4F in Suzuran department store annex in Maebashi
http://www.suzuran-dpt.co.jp/maebashi/
Schedule: From Dec 5th, 2015 to the 13rd
Open: 10:00AM ~ 16:00PM
Admission: Free

I exhibit a few of my works; Nicorette Pub, AZUMA-YA, A Tiny House, etc. Please come!


5 December 2015





21 November 2015

The Work has the Sky

Shown in the picture below is something I have been interested in making since I started making Art In A Box.The round signboard at the top is a fantastic shape that I wanted to recreate. The background of the signboard is the sky and I was not able to make the sky in my Art In The Box so I gave up the idea long ago.
One day when looking at Rene Magritte's painting book, I suddenly was struck with an inspiration. If I draw clouds like Magritte did in a painting it might be a fascinating work. I could add some birds between the clouds and it would be even better. I was suddenly motivated so I have begun to make the store that has a round signboard already. Apparently it is a store for doll wigs because that is what the signboard says. Look forward to finishing this after all these years.


21 November 2015





19 September 2015

The Video of our exhibition

I want to thank you all for coming to Our Dollhouse Exhibition in Kochi city. On the morning of the final I flew there to participate in the finale. Kochi is approximately 500 miles west of Tokyo. With heavy rains that day I expected the crown to be small but when I arrived I was surprised to see the exhibition hall full of visitors. What a wonderful surprise indeed. A friend of mine SATOFOTO a professional cameraman took a short video of the day. I am sharing a link below I hope you will view it and enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIZo_y7qCpk


Final day of the exhibition

19 September 2015





11 July 2015

Dollhouse Exhibition

I participate to Dollhouse Exhibition in Kochi in July, 2015
Title: Dollhouse & Art In A Box Exhibition
Location: The Museum of Art, Kochi
http://kochi-bunkazaidan.or.jp/~museum/previous/english_page/welcome.htm
Date: 2015.7.18(Sat) ~ 5015.8.30(Sun)
Open: 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm (The last entrance is until 4:30 pm)
Entrance fee: 1100 yen (adult) 500 yen (child)


11 July 2015





4 July 2015

Going to the Theater

A wonderful actor Mr. Takuya Kimura in Japan has a new movie "HERO" being released on July 18th. The setting is a fictional place called the Embassy of Neustolia playing an important point in the movie. My work was requested to be displayed inside this embassy. I brought 4 of my Art In A Box displays to the Toho Movie Studio in December of last year. The production of the movie was a secret so I was not allowed to announce it until now.
It is now time that I can speak about it. My works are displayed from both sides in the great hall in the embassy featured in the movie "HERO". I hope you will have interest in going to see "HERO" enjoying the movie and seeing my work.
http://www.hero-movie.com/


4 July 2015





6 June 2015

Chicago International

Dollhouse Show in Tokyo

I participate to the Dollhouse Show in Tokyo.
Title: Tokyo Dollhouse Miniature Show vol.17
Location: 5F south in Taito building of Metropolitan Trade Center
Address: 2-6-3 Hanakawato Taito-ku Tokyo
URL: https://www.sanbo.metro.tokyo.jp/taito/
Date: June 13, 2015------13:00 pm ~ 17:00 pm
June 14, 2015------10:00 am ~ 16:00 pm
Entrance fee: 1500 yen (at the door)


6 June 2015





11 April 2015

Chicago International

I participate to the miniature show in Chicago this spring.

Title: Chicago International 2015
Location: MARRIOTT CHICAGO O'HARE
Address: 8535 W. Higgins Rd Chicago, IL 60631
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 ~ 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015 ~ 11:00am - 4:00pm
Organizer: TOM BISHOP PRODUCTION, INC
URL: http://www.bishopshow.com/chiinfo.htm


Chicago Show in 2013

11 April 2015





18 March 2015

Dollhouse Exhibition My works participate to a Dllhouse Exhibition at Matsue city in Shimane prefecture. Please come to see.

Title: Dollhouse & 3D Art Exhibition
Location: MATSUE ENGLISH GARDEN
URL: http://www.matsue-englishgarden.jp/
Date: 21th March 2015 ~ 29th April 2015
Open: 10:00 am ~ 17:00 pm
Admission: \900(adult) \500(child)


18 March 2015





7 February 2015

My Student's Work Exhibition

My students and former students hold their work exhibition from 8th Feb. Please come to see. Details are below.

Title: Shibuya Craft Club's Work Exhibition
Date: 2015. 2. 8 (Sunday) ~ 2015. 2. 14 (Saturday)
Location: B1F Gold Salon in Yurakucho Tokyo Kotsu-Kaikan building
-----Kotsu-Kaikan is the front at Yurakucho St.on JR Yamanote Line
Open: 11:00am ~ 20:00pm (Opening of the first day will be 1:00 pm. Closing of the final day will be 7:00 pm.)
Admission: Free


7 February 2015





4 January 2015

Happy New Year!

The photo was taken in 1965 on New Year's Day. I was sixteen and had went cycling to Sayama-Lake with a schoolmate. It has been 50 years and I am still wearing similar cap and I still ride a bicycle that resembles the one in the photo.
I wish you a warm and prosperous new year.


4 January 2015




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