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Japanese Paper Sculpture - Kogami Craft

By Ann Martin @allthingspaper
Yoko Kogami of Kogami Craft is a talented paper artist and illustrator in Japan. I'm delighted to share her work today... not only does she quill beautifully, but her paper sculptures are exquisite.
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Yoko was originally a graphic designer in Tokyo. She has been working independently since 2008, designing projects for media companies, magazines, and books.

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Oh so popular succulents

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Edible delights


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Even the box is perfect!


Yoko is a creative advisor for Botanical Quilling Japan, another pretty site to check out if you have the time. She told me that her first quilling project was to make the herb kit offered by Lake City Crafts... it started her down the path of replicating nature with paper. Often she uses markers to color paper for a realistic effect.

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These sunflowers look positively real!

Lastly, an example of Yoko's delicate quilling... what a lovely color transition in this floral piece.
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See more examples at Kogami Craft.
And speaking of quilling, here's a most interesting video of a recent Antiques Roadshow television segment in which a quilled coat of arms that dates back to the early 1700s was featured. You won't believe its value! Thanks to Charli for scouting out the link.


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