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​ Turner/Woodworker

Fumiko Shouji

Born in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture​re, Japan

I studied museum management in university and interested in the role of curator.

In addition to preserving and passing on historical things,

I thought about the current manufacturing site, new trends, inheritance of technology unique to Japan, and future manufacturing.

As a result, I wanted to learn some traditional techniques myself, so I returned to my hometown, Ishikawa Prefecture, and learned woodworking techniques, one of the Japanese traditional techniques, at Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga City.

​Wood turning has been introduced all over the country, but especially in Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Yamanaka lacquerware is made as a large production area nationwide.

After graduating from the Hikimono-rokuro Technical Training Center in Yamanaka Onsen,Studied under Mr. Kazuo Satake, a traditional craftsman.

Currently, I am making my original products in Komatsu City, and sometimes I present my work at the exhibition.

I also collaborate with genres other than woodworking.

While manufacturing with natural materials,

More and more I am  immersing in nature, not only in my work, in my daily lives.

I like to going to the mountains, and picking seasonal flowers and wild grasses.

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