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・paper + wood 2・

Any ideas what building here is..? somebody’s living room/tea room/restaurant..? It’s my best friend’s udon noodle bar in my home town – west of Tokyo. In this interior, my ‘likes’ are everywhere.. minimal/wooden tables with tatami chairs (*tatami=japanese plant igusa)/ and most importantly.. the beautiful […]

・ paper + wood ・

日本滞在の間、こちらで既に様々な場所を旅している。 いつもかえってくるたびに、 生まれ育った地でありながら何か新しいことを発見できることのちいさな幸せ。 その中で感じたこと。 にほんの人々はごく自然に「紙」と「木」と共存しているということ。 そして、紙と木に囲まれた生活の居心地のいいこと。 日本にずっと住んでいたら気がついていなかったかもしれない。 もちろんプラスッチック製の量販化されたものに押され気味であることは否めないけれど。 ここでは私が発見した紙と木のものを写真で紹介したい。 − As my annual ritual (!) , I’m back in Japan with my children – every time I come back to Japan, I always find something new.. this time, it’s paper + wood. and they are […]

origami stars made by music sheets

for this years’s christmas, i set out to make completely new folds – origami starts – with old music sheets which were used by my husband. these papers were in very good condition/sturdy/ and even faded with sun, they would look good or sometimes better. […]

crepe papers for 3D croissant cards

these are made with Japanese ‘chirimen crepe paper’ (compressed thread paper) – these papers were produced as early as 1880s in Tokyo for children’s book making. this paper is resistant to tearing and has beautiful tiny-wavy texture effect. Made especially for Bakery47.

party bags for my daughter’s birthday party

i’m not a big fan of conventional plastic party bags – so i thought how i can avoid to use them for my daughter’s party.. then remembered that i had a really nice magazine i bought in Tokyo and decided to use them for making […]

Refugee Festival Scotland

: : Refugee Festival Scotland 2015 : : misa took part in a drop-in origami workshop as part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2015! at the welcome tent which situated at the top of Buchanan Street – i met so many lovely faces from all age groups […]

Bakery47 x Misa Kanno

This 3D croissant card was born based on the discussions with Bakery47 – my first collaborative project! The croissant cards are only sold at the bakery – which makes this wee card so special. Inspired by Bakery47’s croissants which I love and papers from a […]

“Pirate Ship”

One day I was catching up with some orders on the table – alongside me I found my 3-year-old daughter started working on her own wee origami project. I would try to teach her how to fold very simple animals but she refused and then […]

wee favour boxes.

I’ve recently received a fresh pack of spring-coloured papers from Tokyo.. Just wanted to explore new folds and came up with these boxes.

St. Aloysius’ College, Glasgow.

I was so honoured to have been invited as a visiting artist to carry out practical workshops at St. Aloysius’ College, Glasgow. This school has a Japanese club led by then an art teacher Mrs. Datlen – I was welcomed by a group of very […]