Tag 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.

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.

Ryota Ishihara

Loving these porcelain pieces created by Japanese ceramic designer and artist, Ryota Ishihara. The artist was born in Hasami Town where major ceramic potters are at work.  He graduated from Arita High School Ceramic Department and continued his education at Halle University in Germany and Saga Arita Ceramic College.  He worked for an interior goods company and in 2013 became independent as Pebble Ceramic Design Studio.

More of his work can be found on his website, Facebook and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ryota Ishihara.