My works are produced with a woodwork technique aligning straight grains, in which wood sections are precisely assembled and carefully matched. They are particularly characterized by geometric patterns and make use of materials buried in the ground. Timber buried underground becomes semi-petrified and some Japanese cedars are around 2,600 years old. By making full use of the beauty and unique qualities of such material, my pieces have their own feel and special shades of color.
CategoryWOODWORK & BAMBOOWORK
Honors and AffiliationFull member, Japan Kogei Association
StatusLiving National Treasure