Category Archives: Recent work

September 11th, 2014

Far East Asian Art Project presents Watery landscapes

SAYULI / Igarashi Takenobu / Han Jiyoun
Curator Elise Naville Perriard
29 September – 5 October 2014 – Tue-Sun 11am/7pm
Opening night Monday 29 September 6pm
NEST Gallery – Etienne Dumont 12 – 1204 Geneva

Nest Gallery

Watery Landscapes

Watery Landscapes back

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April 29th, 2012


Kazenobi will be open the first of May, 2012.
Six new artworks have been added.

kazenobi (Japanese only)


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April 17th, 2012

Setting Up a Sculpture

I am filled with joy on the day of setting up my sculpture, especially when professionals are at work like today.Mr. Maruyama and his crew are specialists in setting up art works for museums.They know exactly where to hold, and move in harmonious teamwork, so that I can relax and watch them work.


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February 13th, 2012

The New Library of Fukuoka University

The installation of my terracotta sculpture is now in progress at the new library of Fukuoka University.

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February 8th, 2012

Fresh Out of the Kiln

The ceramic sculpture is now ready to be installed in the Ota-Ward Gymnasium. In fact, the installation is now in progress and I am looking forward to its completion.

yakiagari-1 yakiagari-2

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December 23rd, 2011

The Website of Kazenobi Museum

Kazenobi Museum

Machiko Endo introduces my work shown at different sites in Hokkaido through her beautiful photos and wonderful texts.

My deep gratitude to:

Machiko Endo (Content),
Kayoko Takeo-Koehl (Logo design),
Shoko Okano (Web design),
Hideki Okano (Logo animation),
Yasushi Fujisima, Hiroyoshi Usui and Osamu Yamazaki (Administration),

the Mayor and the Superintendent of Education of the town of Shin-Totsukawa and the support of all the people of the region, and clients who commissioned my work,

I thank you all for making it possible!

New works will continue to be added, so please check up from time to time.

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December 15th, 2011

The Fascination of Glaze

The mysterious world of glaze is like magic. Some contain poison and are dangerous. The porcelain sculpture that I am working on for the Ota-Ward Gymnasium is challenging, seriously working with different types of glaze.

yugawara_3 yugawara_4

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December 6th, 2011

Outdoor terra cotta sculpture

I have designed a small water garden which consists of a fountain, a terra cotta sculpture, stripe stone floor and a stone bench.
Also have participated in designing the entrance hall interior.

kajima_2 kajima_11

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Working at a ceramic studio in Yugawara

I have been working on a ceramic sculpture for a gymnasium in Ota ward, Tokyo, having fun at glazing.
The art work will be integrated with 1600 convex mirrors on the wall.

yugawara_1 yugawara_2

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September 15th, 2011


When Yoshino Elementary School closed its doors after 103 years, the agrarian town of Shin-Totsukawa-cho, the neighboring town of Takikawa where I grew up, decided to restore (architectural restoration plan by Yoshihiko Iida) and appropriate the school facility into my atelier and gallery. I wanted it to be a place of communication and experience through sculpture, named Kazenobi (Beauty of the Wind).

Kazenobi is open daily except Mondays from May to October. A tiny shop sells my special art pieces only available here, and one can enjoy exquisite cookies and tea at the café.

kazenobi_cafe photo by machiko endo

Unlike museums and galleries, where one is confronted with art, Kazenobi is a place to spend a pleasant time surrounded by art. For this reason, not too many works are exhibited at the same time. By changing the exhibited works from time to time, one can encounter new artworks and enjoy the change in space. Moreover, admission is limited to a number of people entering at the same time, allowing for a quiet and peaceful time to enjoy the surrounding nature. Locals and visitors from far away come here to seek tranquility in a beautiful environment.!/kazenobiyoshino

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