Tomomi Oguni & Eriko Matsunaga
Artisanal Metalwork & Textiles
Metalwork & Accessories
Tomomi Oguni is a talented artist who works with a number of different materials including metals, wood, stone and plants.
Her training and background is in landscape design, but her talents extend to accessories, building furniture and flower arrangement. She now works from her own studio in Kamakura.
Her signature accessory are these beautiful hand crafted Kashikiri dessert knives with polished blades and hammered handle. They are made from brass, copper, and finally copper with tinned blade which produces a beautiful contrast.
Textiles & Dyeing
Eriko Matsunaga is a Dyeing and Textiles Artisan producing work in her own studio in Yamanashi.
She specialises in a traditional Japanese dying technique called Katagami which uses intricate stencils made from Japanese ‘Washi’ paper.
The technique has been dedicated an ‘Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan’ with artists like Eriko keeping the tradition alive.