2015年09月11日

Blue color

The Raden box that was ordered by my customer was completed.
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The complete picture.
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And It is the big point was the blue nesting boxes in this time.
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It was hard getting this blue. But I could learn a lot from this works.

I was happy that my customer liked it.
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2015年09月04日

Elephant design

My customer ordered me a loop tie of elephant design as a present to her husband.

I made two kinds of loop ties. Because I wanted her to choose from these.
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She chosen the loop tie at the bottom of the photo.

I was happy to hear that her husband was very pleased.
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2015年08月12日

Now I am trying

Now I am trying to make a box.

The Raden was splendor.

I am looking forward to finishing it.
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2015年06月04日

Earring to piece

A customer wanted to change this earring to pierce.

I completed changing the metal fittings and sent it to the customer.

I hope that she use it a lot.
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2015年05月30日

For a poster

Other day, there was a day that took a photo for a poster of an exhibition of Kurashino-kougei-ten.

This exhibition will be November.

The photographer took photos of the works of individual artists and also took the entire photo.

It was hard day, but I am looking forward to the exhibition.
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2015年05月14日

The turtle bag

My mother`s cousin asked me for repair of this bag. This leather is turtle!

It was a hard request even though I go to the leather bag lesson.

I was surprised that this bag was made in Showa era. There were 3 pouches with it.
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When I received it , Handles and the cover that connected with three pouches were broken. I wanted to use metal fittings that were originally used.

I did do my best!It became beautiful bag again!

I am happy if she uses it a lot.
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2015年04月24日

Raden tray

I compleated two traies of raden that were orderd by my customer the end of last year.

These are beautiful.
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2015年04月07日

sheep

I got this paper napkin.

What cute sheeps these are!

I smile without thinking.

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2015年04月01日

I want to share

I found a beautiful four leaves clover for the first time in a while.

I feel like something good is gonna happen.

I want to share this with everyone.

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2015年03月24日

Different color by each

A customer who ordered me this pendant
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This time, she asked me earrings that are different color by each.
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These were very suited her. I was very glad. Thank you for every time!

And cherry blossom in her garden started to bloom. Finally spring has come!
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And I wrote `I did not feel well` on my blog the other day.

A customer gave me a get-well mail and others gave me many greetings.

I almost cried.

Thank you very much for everyone!I`m fine!!
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2015年02月02日

Momo-chan and Ume-chan

The owner of dachshund Momo-chan and Ume-chan ordered me this tray.

They said me that the finish is more beautiful than we expected.

I was happy to hear that.

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2015年01月17日

Hair ornament

A customer who cheer me up always ordered a butterfly hair ornament.

Which does she choose??

I think she uses it beautifully. Thank you for always!

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2015年01月14日

Hand mirror

Finally I delivered hand mirror which was ordered by my customer last April.

I made two kinds of mirrors. Because I wanted her to choose from two types.

I have been making her wait so long time. But She liked red one.

I am happy if she use it everyday!

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2015年01月12日

Photography

I asked for a photographer to take photos for exhibitions in this year. I will have an exhibition with leather artist Yuka Ushirokita in this spring. So we took lots of photos including Yuka as a model for it.

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The photographer taught us many things like how to show my works and to whom.

I asked for some photos of my father`s works fo his exhibition.
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I thought that it was funny that works appeared different faces depend on angle of light.
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2014年12月11日

collaboration bag

I started collaboration bag with Yuka Ushirokita who is a leather bag artist from this year.

I had been thinking that Raden and leather are good combination. I go to a bag lesson and I wanted to make collaboration bag someday. But skill don`t improve immediately.

Someday….

The time have come sooner than I expected.

I happened to meet (inevitable??) Yuka . She helped my vague image. When we make bags, we had some worries about what kind of bags we make, price and etc.

But Yuka made beautiful bags. And she also made cute logotype.

I showed bags in my exhibition, many customer looked these without my worries. Some bags were gotten by customers.

I want to continue collaboration bags without interfering with each other`s pace.

Yuka , Thank you so much!

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2014年12月09日

From mother to a daughter

A customer who bought my pendant before gave it to her daughter as her birthday present.

From mother to a daughter.

I was really pleased. Thank you so much.

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2014年10月07日

Pad pattern

There was a customer who ordered me a pendant of her pet dachshund design.

This time, she ordered me a pendant of pad design. I thought that it is the first time to make raden of pad design in raden history.

She wanted a pendant which was a pattern that barely see it is pad. So I had a hail pattern on a pad pattern.

Can you find some pads??

She also ordered me a chain parts, so I made it with beads of France.

She sent me a picture that she wore it. I was relief that she liked it.

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2014年09月03日

Thread spool

A thread spool of brooch and earring were completed. I had delivered.
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2014年09月02日

A words that I never forgot.

There was a women who loved gardening and picture books when I went to english school in NY. She was always smiled and worked hard.

My last dew days in NY, I had to look for hotel. She said me ` please stay my home `. I hung out with her some time and became good friends with her. But I didn`t think about it. I was suprised and thanked to her. Her husband was also cordially received me. He made many dishes for me and took me to suburbs.

I said her that I can`t give back anything to you. she said that it is the return gift that when there is someone who needs help, you help that person.

I never forgot this words.

She came to the exhibition in Nagoya and ordered this pierce. I was really pleased like I couldn`t say anything.

When I am depressed I try to remember people who I had met so far. It cheers me up. Thank you for everyone I've ever met.
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2014年08月19日

collaboration

I started collaboration works of leather bag and raden with a leatherworker Yuka Ushirokita. I made some raden works for an exhibiton in Karuizawa. These pictures are for collaboration.

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