The introduction of the Artist vol.8 Ms. nejico

The famous Tsumami-zaiku artists will talk about their thoughts about Tsumami-zaiku.

The eighth artist is Ms.nejico, she is Japanese artist who makes small and delicate Tsumami-zaiku accessories, you can wear in daily life.

2018 Started making Tsumami-zaiku. I make accessories that image a small round bouquet that can be used every day around.

My work is posted on Instagram.
Account: @neji_co

Q1. How did you start working on Tsumami-zaiku? (Or did you get involved?)

I learned about Tsumami-zaiku because I wanted to make my daughter’s “Shichigosan” (Japanese traditional occasion for 7,5,3 years old children) hair ornament. After that, I was immersed in making small-size earrings, rings, and etc. that I could use every day.

Q2. What are your commitments to your work and what do you care about?

 I try to make things that I feel are wonderful and what I want to wear. My imagination usually comes up from things around me, such as the pattern of the clothes I wear. Since I worked for a ballroom dance costume manufacturer, my choice of color  is influenced by costume dress.

Q3. What is the attractiveness of Tsumami-zaiku for you?

What attracts me is that Tsumami-zaiku can be transformed into various ways such as accessories, interiors and daily goods. It is also interesting to see seasonal traditional colors and casual design in various works.

Q4. What do you think about the future possibilities of Tsumami-zaiku?

I feel that the number of people who are interested in Tsumami-zaiku is increasing from the handmade trend and through social media. I also see many artists working on Tsumami-zaiku overseas. I feel that the possibility of Tsumami-zaiku expands further when there is a place where various artists can crossover regardless of nationality and career.

Q5. What do you want to make in the future?

I want to continue making accessories that I want to wear, such as earrings and rings. My career is just 2 years, so I’d like to learn more about the techniques of Tsumami-zaiku and make use of it in my own work.

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