• Aesop's Fables at Gallery House MAYA
  • The original appliqué works of Aesop's Fables, which were exhibited at Gallery House MAYA (Tokyo,Japan)  from December 5 to 13, 2016. 
    I have produced appliqu
    é works by reusing antique fabrics for a few years. I'm attracted by their own secret histories and meanings as well as faded color and fragile texture.
    Re-inventing old fabrics can create rich and rewarding results in expression.

    色褪せたり、ほころびたりした古い布の持つ味わいが好きで、古布を集めるようになりました。縁有って私の元へ集まって来た布を、もう一度表舞台に出してあげようと、3年程まえから古布を使ったアップリケ作品を作っています。 今回、アップリケと刺繍を組み合わせる事で、表現の幅がぐっと広がった気がします。

  •  The Rabbit and the Tortoise   2016 
    250mm x 300mm 
    The painting method of “Emakimono”  (showing the successive movement of tortoise in one picture)
     is effective to present the passage of time.
     (antique linen, cotton, kimono, etc.)

    ウサギとカメ 2016 

  • The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse  2016
    220mm x 300mm
    The contrast of bright & dark clothes shows well 
    the features of the country mouse and the town mouse. 
    (antique linen, cotton, scrapped cloth, etc.)

    街のネズミと田舎ネズミ  2016 

  • The Cat and the Mice  2016 
     250mm x 320mm
    The robot of mouse  criticizes that no mice take actions but debate.
    (antique linen, cotton, scrapped cloth, etc.)

    ネズミの会議  2016 
  • The Fox and the Grapes  2016 
    220mm x 300mm 
    I got a piece of beautiful light purple fabric. 
    It became the very mysterious when I matched it with a liquor bag. 
    (Liquor bag, scrapped cloth,etc.)

    きつねとぶどう  2016 

  • The Cat and the birds  2016 
    220mm x 300mm
    I stitched the cat’s eyes carefully to breathe life. 
    Then, my eyes met her! (antique linen, indigo-dyed cloth, etc.)

    猫と小鳥たち 2016 

  • The frog which wanted to become big like a cow   2016 
    230mm x 300mm
    The yellow-check cloth makes frog look bigger. 
    The yellow would be harmonized well with antique Indigo blue.  
    (antique linen, indigo-dyed cloth,scrapped cloth, etc.)

    カエルとウシ 2016 

  • The Goose and the Golden Eggs   2016 
    210mm x  300mm 
    I densely stitched white linen with white silk thread to have the goose be luxurious.
     (antique linen, cotton, scrapped cloth, etc.)

    金の卵を産む鶏  2016 

  •  The Boy and the Wolf   2016 
    210mm x 300mm 
    I found a beautiful woven cloth with various fancy yarn. 
    I cut it into a wolf which is big enough to swallow sheep.
     (antique linen, cotton, scrapped cloth, etc.)

    羊飼いとオオカミ 2016 

  • The Jackdaw's Fine Feathers   2016
    240mm x 330mm
    The birds surrounding the crow are leftover which have been made 
    when I cut out the feather of the crow. 
    (antique sakabukuro, cotton, scrapped cloth, etc.)

    おしゃれなカラス 2016 

  • The Dog and the Shadow   2016 
    180mm x 220mm
    I reflected the every detail of upper part to the lower part as exactly as possible.
     (antique linen, indigo-dyed cloth,scrapped cloth, etc.)

    肉をくわえた犬 2016 

  • The Lion and the Mouse   2016
    300mm  x 210mm
     I embroidered with white thread on various red-cloth pieces ,
    which is  rich in decorativeness and design. 
    (antique linen, cotton, kimono, etc.)

    ライオンとネズミ 2016 

  • The Donkey who carries salt   2016
     270mm x 190mm
    The delicate white stitches likened to the dropping salt
     looks beautiful being contrasted with dark indigo blue and bluish red.
     (antique linen, indigo-dyed cloth,scrapped cloth, etc.)

    塩を運ぶロバ 2016 

  • The Fox and the Stork   2016
     315mm x 230mm  
    I express the passage of time by moving a viewpoint
     from the red fox area  to the inside of pot.
     (antique linen, cotton, kimono, etc

    キツネとコウノトリ 2016 

  • The Fox and the Stork   2016
    300mm x 210mm 
     I made another story of “The fox and the Stork”
     to take part in “New Year Shiritori art” exhibition.
     The given title was “consommé”.
     (antique linen, cotton, kimono, etc.)

    キツネとコウノトリ② 2016 

  • Thank you!