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Shining a Light: Jewelers from Japan

March 16, 2011, 17:00 pm  Posted by Lark Jewelry & Beading
 
Liisa Hashimoto, Ring for Hope

Liisa Hashimoto, Ring for Hope

Liisa Hashimoto

Liisa Hashimoto

Pictures and videos from the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan have dominated the media this week. Unfathomable destruction, incomprehensible loss, collective heartache.

Art shines a light in the darkest of times. By highlighting the work of these Japanese jewelers, we honor their strength in the face of struggle and offer our hope for healing and peace in the days and months ahead.

Many of the jewelers that follow exhibit their work at the galleries Deux Poissins and Mido in Tokyo.

Etsuko Sonobe

Etsuko Sonobe

Etsuko Sonobe

Etsuko Sonobe

Fumie Sasaki

Fumie Sasaki

Fumie Sasaki

Fumie Sasaki

Hiroki Masuzaki

Hiroki Masuzaki

Hiroki Masuzaki

Hiroki Masuzaki

Hiroki Iwata

Hiroki Iwata

Hiroki Iwata

Hiroki Iwata

Kimiaki Kageyama

Kimiaki Kageyama

Kimiaki Kageyama

Kimiaki Kageyama

Okinari Kurokawa

Okinari Kurokawa

Okinari Kurokawa

Okinari Kurokawa

Okinari Kurokawa

Okinari Kurokawa

Yasuki Hiramatsu

Yasuki Hiramatsu

Yasuki Hiramatsu

Yasuki Hiramatsu

Nagi Nakajima

Nagi Nakajima

Nagi Nakajima

Nagi Nakajima

Nagi Nakajima

Nagi Nakajima

Taisuke Nakada

Taisuke Nakada

Taisuke Nakada

Taisuke Nakada

Moko Kobayashi

Moko Kobayashi

Moko Kobayashi

Moko Kobayashi

Wataru Yamazaki

Wataru Yamazaki

Wataru Yamazaki

Wataru Yamazaki

Mikiko Minewaki

Mikiko Minewaki

Mikiko Minewaki

Mikiko Minewaki

Tomomi Arata

Tomomi Arata

Tomomi Arata

Tomomi Arata

Shingo Matsushita

Shingo Matsushita

Flu Earrings 1

Flu

Flu Earrings 2

Flu

Jun Konishi

Jun Konishi

To explore more work by some of the featured jewelers, please visit their websites:
Liisa Hashimoto
Mikiko Minewaki
Taisuke Nakada
Hiroki Masuzaki
Nagi Nakajima
Jun Konishi
Shingo Matsushita

 
 
 
 

8 Responses

    Thank you for that Marthe. It’s a reminder that beauty can be found, even in the darkest places, and that creativity can heal. :)

    asato phillip tanaka says:

    Hi !
    I am a Jeweler from Japan and I just saw this post!
    Thank you for your support.
    Things here are still very depressing but people are helping each other and supporting each other and trying their best to cope with one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Japan.
    Actually, I am just about to send my entry for the 500 Rings in this chaos so I hope my entry gets to the publisher in time.
    But I also wanted inform the publisher that a lot of the entries from Japan may be late or delayed due to the effects of the earthquake. I hope you can take into account the nature of this disaster and be generous for any late and delayed entries from Japan.

    Yours Sincerely,

    asato phillip tanaka

    Anonymous says:

    We are so grateful for your message. Thank you for taking the time to comment on this post and share your unique insight. Because of the chaos, we will extend the deadline for submitting images for 500 Rings to all artists living in Japan. The last possible day we can receive materials from Japanese jewelers will be April 30. I hope this extension brings even a little relief. Best wishes and all our support, The Lark Jewelry & Beading Team

    Lora Hart says:

    What a beautiful collection of work. Thanks Marthe for sharing the art of Japan and giving proof that beauty can be found in the midst of tumoil and heals most wounds.

    Kbackstein says:

    Such beautiful designs…and beautiful spirit. Thank you for this post.

    asato phillip tanaka says:

    Dear Lark Jewelry & Beading Team,

    Thank you so much for your consideration.
    I will let my freinds know about this and hopefully this will shead some light !

    asato phillip tanaka

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