Category Archives: Japan

Kanae Entani

Loving these delicate embroidered pieces created by 
Kanae Entani, an embroidery artist trained in the U.K. but based in Japan.  After assisting London-based designers, she started a career as a freelance embroidery artist. Her inspiration comes from not only flowers and animals but also horror films, mystery novels, and alternative rock music.  She would like to eventually use her traditional embroidery skills to create something modern and contemporary.

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kanae Entani.

Takeshi Miyasaka

Takeshi Miyasaka is a talented illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan. His illustrations capture many fleeting moments of urban life. He uses a copious amount of black to frame an image and create a mood. His work is often based on photographs he has taken which he then expertly illustrates into beautiful interpretations of everyday life.

You can see more of his work on his website and on Behance.

Images:  Courtesy of Takeshi Miyasaka.

Kaoru Hirota (Hipota)

At first glance you may think that these threaded artwork are crocheted but they are not.  Embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota creates these intricate, tiny pieces with a strong sewing needle called a Nuibari.  The stitch she uses appears to be a corded Brussels stitch, a 3d type of embroidery. The artist has had a solo and a two person exhibition and has been featured in many craft books recently using her brand name, Hipota.  Would love to get hold of some of her pieces but alas, they art only sold in Japan.

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kaoru Hirota aka Hipota.