1980年 長野県に生まれる。

 

1999年 初海外インド一人旅。

北インドの雄大な山々を見たとき、初めて「自然 」を意識する。

帰国後、アラスカ写真家の星野道夫氏のエッセイを読み、先住民族の方のこと、自然、動物に惹かれ始める。

 

2005年 Ainu crafts『ague』にて、藤戸幸次氏の木彫作品に出会い感銘を 受ける。感動が忘れられず、北海道へ藤戸幸次氏を探しに行く決意をする。

 

2006年 単身北海道へ渡り、藤戸幸次氏に師事。

 

2009年 Ainu crafts『ague』から店舗を譲り受け、 自身のアトリエ兼店舗オープン。

 

2010年 師匠が突然の死去。深い悲しみの中、師匠の道具を譲り受ける。

その後、根付師 齋藤美洲氏から根付彫刻を学び始める。

 

2013年 閉店後、自然を求めて東京から山梨に移住。

 

2015年 ある方からの一言に背中を押され、熊を彫り始める。千葉県 市川市 第13回「工房からの風」に出展

2016年      ヒナタノオトにて初個展。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980 Born in Nagano,Japan

 

1997 Quitted a high school without being able to be familiar with the organization. Went to Tokyo,and I was running for my life.

 

1999 Traveled India alone for the first time,first trip abroad.

I was shocked that I witnessed many people suffering from poverty,

Dead people sweeping away by a river, and caste system discrimination.

But,When I visited North India,I was moved by the natural wonder and children's smiles.

I become aware of what the Nature is like first time ever.

After returning home,I read some essay written by Michio HOSHINO,and I was greatly attracted to First Nations people,Great nature and wild Animals of Alaska,and Canada.

 

2005 Found a woodcarving executed by Yukitsugu FUJITO at an Art jewelry shop. It was fateful encounter.

Started making money for find,and meet Mr.FUJITO in hokkaido.

 

2006 Went for a trip to look for Mr.FUJITO in Akan,Hokkaido.

I could find him,and studied woodcarving 2 years under him.

 

2009 Opened an Atelier and the craft shop in Tokyo.

Making works made-to-order mainly.

 

2010 Mr.FUJITO passed away suddenly.

I was saddened deeply,and I got his tools as a memento.

After that,I studied formative design under Bisyu Saito who is a famous netsuke (miniature carving attached to the end of a cord hanging from a pouch) artisan.

 

2013 Wanted to feel nature in our own backyard, I closed my Atelier,and moved mountainous area with my wife.