Garden

In the ‘Garden’ series, I’m principally experimenting with the ideal relationship between man and nature. When I see this, for example in the synthesis of the natural and man-made in a beautiful garden, where the gardeners have thinned out the cedar trees, erected fences incorporating the original trees, and also sown lawns interspersed with concrete surfaces, the perfect balance that can be achieved between nature and human intervention moves me. I want to ask, “How can we, man and nature, co-exist?”

In the ‘Garden’ series, both the materials, silver and synthetic sponge, come originally from under the earth, since synthetic sponge is made from oil. When I use green sponge in my work, I use it to symbolize nature, but actually it is a man-made copy of nature.

This complex aspect of the combination of natural metal with synthetic sponge also raises the question of where the value lies in the piece.
Blue pool / Brooch

Garden

Necklace

Oxidized silver
sponge
wire

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

18K plating silver
sponge

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

18K plating silver
sponge

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

18K plating silver
sponge

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

oxidized silver, sponge

Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

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Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

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Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

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Garden

Necklace

oxidized silver
sponge

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Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

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Garden

Brooch

oxidized silver
sponge

  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Blue pool / Brooch
  • Garden / Necklace
  • Garden / Brooch
  • Zoom in and zoom out

Photo by Asako Suzuki

Memory and Oblivion

Perfect house

I chose the concept of 'Memory' for this work because we respond differently to things, remembering some, forgetting others. I'm trying to find my own place now by piecing together the memories of a house, which still linger in my mind. The jewellery becomes a collage of fragments from my fragile memories.
White wheel / Brooch

White wheel

Brooch

shibuichi
acrylic painted wood

Black window / Brooch

Black window

Brooch

shibuichi

Dawn window / Brooch

Dawn window

Brooch

shibuichi

Four window / Brooch

Four window

Brooch

shibuichi
silver

Ladder / Brooch

Ladder

Brooch

shibuichi
silver
wood
acrylic paint

Perfect house / Brooch

Perfect house

Brooch

shibuichi

Perfect house / Brooch

Perfect house

Brooch

shibuichi
silver
10K gold

Perfect house / Brooch

Perfect house

Brooch

shibuichi
silver

Perfect house / Brooch

Perfect house

Brooch

shibuichi
10K gold

Perfect house / Brooch

Perfect house

Brooch

silver
10K gold

Perfect house / Object

Perfect house

Brooch

shibuichi
silver
brass

White window / Brooch

White window

Brooch

shibuichi
silver
acrylic paint

  • White wheel / Brooch
  • Black window / Brooch
  • Dawn window / Brooch
  • Four window / Brooch
  • Ladder / Brooch
  • Perfect house / Brooch
  • Perfect house / Brooch
  • Perfect house / Brooch
  • Perfect house / Brooch
  • Perfect house / Brooch
  • Perfect house / Object
  • White window / Brooch

Where is the value?

Money, power, science and technology, all elements that arise in the process of societies' development, bring both advantages and disadvantages. Our abundant era is also the era of nuclear power, environmental destruction and human rights issues. I want to question what we mean by ‘value’ in our lives. What is happiness? What is wealth? Where can we find value?

These pieces use pebbles, eroded by the waves on the beach. Pebbles, constantly being eroded through the movements of river currents or ocean waves, are a metaphor for evolution. The gold-plated pebbles symbolize lives enriched through technological advance, money, power and science. The veneer of gold will eventually wear off because it is artificially applied to the surface.

Perhaps the un-plated pebbles personify natural wisdom, and have a different but equal value to the gold-plated ones? So, where is the value?
Where is the value? / Pin

Where is the value?

Pin

pebbles
silver-mirror plated
gold painted
resin with acrylic

  • Where is the value? / Pin

Permanence and transience

I want to express the life cycle through these pieces. Life is about transience and permanence. I was inspired by ice floes because ice is a form that water can only hold temporarily. Our lives too are temporary events in nature’s work, like ice in the cycle of water.
Also, the precious things of every day may easily be lost. They are fragile and transient, like snow or ice. Ice is the shape of memories, precious moments frozen in time.
Ipermanence and transience

Ice

Pin, Earring

rhodium plated silver

Ice / Pin, Earring

Ice

Pin, Earring

rhodium plated silver

permanence and transience

Ice

Pin, Earring

rhodium plated silver

  • Ice / Pin, Earringe
  • Ice / Pin, Earring
  • Ice / Pin, Earring

Photo by Hiroshi Katayose

The Past and Future

Somehow, forms that haven't changed for a long time fascinate me. For me, such shapes are simple, attractive,lovable. They were invented by someone, somewhere, but now fit anonymously into our daily lives.
Roll / Brooch and Pendant

Roll

Brooch or Pendant

shakudo
cotton thread
silver
paper thread

Roll / Pendant

Pendant

Pendant

silver
cotton thread
wax

Roll / Pendant

Roll

Pendant

silver
paper thread

Roll / Pendant

Roll

Pendant

silver
paper thread

Roll / Pendant

Roll

Pendant

silver
cotton thread

Roll / Pendant

Roll

Pendant

silver
cotton thread

Roll / Pendant

Roll

Pendant

silver
cotton thread

Roll / Pendant

Roll

Pendant

silver
cotton thread

  • Roll / Brooch and Pendant
  • Roll / Pendant
  • Roll / Pendant
  • Roll / Pendant
  • Roll / Pendant
  • Roll / Pendant
  • Roll / Pendant
  • Roll / Pendant

The Ordinary and The Extraordinary

Many layers of distant memories and fragments of emotion, voyage never end completely, but become part of my daily life.
White artifact

White artifact

A boat / Brooch

A boat

Brooch

shibuichi

After a fire / ring

After a fire

ring

shibuichi
silver

Black butterfly / Brooch

Black butterfly

Brooch

shibuichi

Two / Brooch

Two

Brooch

silver

distant smoke / Brooch

distant smoke

Brooch

copper
silver

distant smoke / Brooch

distant smoke

Brooch

copper
silver

distant smoke / Brooch, Pendant

distant smoke

Brooch, Pendant

copper

Too much smoke / Brooch

Too much smoke

Brooch

shibuichi

Twilight / Brooch

Twilight

Brooch

copper
iron
shibuichi

Unforgettable / Brooch

Unforgettable

Brooch

iron
copper

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

White artifact / Brooch

White artifact

Brooch

silver

Bottles / Brooch, Earring

Bottles

Brooch, Earring

oxidized silver
copper
18K gold plated silver
shibuichi

Bottles / Brooch, Earring, Pendant

Bottles

Brooch, Earring, Pendant

oxidized silver
opper
18K gold plated silver
shibuichi

Bottles / Brooch, Earring, Pendant

Bottles

Brooch, Earring, Pendant

oxidized silver
copper
18K gold plated silver
shibuichi

Bottles / Earring, Pendant

Bottles

Earring, Pendant

oxidized silver
copper
18K gold plated silver
shibuichi

Bottle / Pendant

Bottle

Pendant

copper
linen

  • White artifact
  • A boat / Brooch
  • After a fire / ring
  • Black butterfly / Brooch
  • Two / Brooch
  • distant smoke / Brooch
  • distant smoke / Brooch
  • distant smoke / Brooch, Pendant
  • Too much smoke / Brooch
  • Twilight / Brooch
  • Unforgettable / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • White artifact / Brooch
  • Bottles / Brooch, Earring
  • Bottles / Brooch, Earring, Pendant
  • Bottles / Brooch, Earring, Pendant
  • Bottles / Earring, Pendant
  • Bottle / Pendant
  • Photo by Rai Shizuno | Federico Cavicchioli

Sense and Memory

Fragments of memories

Fragments of memories

Pin

printed plastic sheet
18K gold

Fragments of memories

Fragments of memories

Pin

printed plastic sheet
18K gold

Accumulate #1 / Necklace

Protection #1

Necklace

stocking
sand
lace
wax
acrylic paint

Accumulate #2 / Necklace

Protection #2

Necklace

stocking
sand
wax
acrylic paint

Accumulate #3 / Brooch

Protection #3

Brooch

stocking
sand
lace
wax
silver

Accumulate #4, #5 / Brooch, Bracelet

Accumulation #1

Brooch, Bracelet

stocking
cotton thread
silver

Accumulate #6 / Bracelet

Accumulation #2

Bracelet

stocking
cotton thread
wax

  • Fragments of memories
  • Fragments of memories
  • Accumulate #1 / Necklace
  • Accumulate #2 / Necklace
  • Accumulate #3 / Brooch
  • Accumulate #4, #5 / Brooch, Bracelet
  • Accumulate #6 / Bracelet

Photo by Federico Cavicchioli

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