Artist, Artisan, Designer
I was born in Osaka in 1985, and I grew up in Tottori.
I live in Verona, Italy, since December 2019.
I like to make things and to go to adventure since I was child.
After studying Stage Art in Tokyo, I worked as graphic designer and in several cafe as waitress and manager. In 2011, I began to travel on small remote islands and abroad with crochet hooks in my rucksacks.
I experience breeding silkworms, cultivating cotton, spinning hemp, spinning kudzu-plants fiber, woodworking, beeswax, soil, plant dyeing, and more handcraft tecniques because I wanted to know natural materials and the background in which they are made.
In 2015, when I lived in Northern Thailand, I started selling crochet artworks under my brand Hue Rain.
I make jewelery, ornaments, and installation art through exhibitions and Artist-in-Residence programs.
“Hue Rain” means “colorfull rain”.
I would like to bring a colorful rain on the human heart, I feel this since a long time ago, long before I started making my crochet artwork.
There is a legend I like that says “Crochet connects heaven and earth.” The thread spreads freely while weaving air and thoughts, and it seems to connect invisible objects.
I love simple handicrafts and the creation feeling, little by little, everyday productions creates our universe.
Travel always opens unknown doors, the spirit of the people living in remote villages, the spirituality, the natural materials of the land itself, and the colors and scents of the crafting.
I am attracted by unique, gentle and a bit mysterious things.
2003 – 2005 VANTAN Film&Movie school stage art major
2019 Tottori Citizens’ Art Exhibition at Tottori Prefectural Museum / City Exhibition Award (Planning Section) “Sound layers”
2018 Tottori JAZZ Art Competition / Best prize “fusion”
2018 Hue Rain Exhibition “Travel, Natural Materials and Handicrafts” at cafe nee(Tottori)
2016 Hue Rain Exhibition at elva home(Saitama), 3rd Stone Cafe(Tokyo), Tao cafe(Kyoto)
2011 Painting Exhibition “Hue Rain” at gallery utte(Tokyo)
2017 Nepal Post Exhibition with Kuroda Yuki at Factory(Tokyo), niko caffe bar(Shizuoka)
2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Exhibition at The Artcomplex Center(Tokyo)
Art festival installation
2019. “guide” with team C at Shikano Art Festival(Tottori)
2019 “connect” with Kurodayuki at -UNMANNED- art festival of unmanned station(Shizuoka)
2018 “Noel” with Uncle Kusha’s candle at Noel Candle Festival(Tokyo)
2018 “Forest of Life and Death” with Yuki Kuroda at ITONAMI DAISEN Art Festival(Tottori)