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Kazuko Mitsushima

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After the March 11th earthquake, I think many people have been hurt and have to take some action.

I feel once again that each and every one of my daily choices and steps is really important.

This is a small step, but I would like to tell you the following.


(1) Part of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to NPOs and organizations that are engaged in activities to support victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Details will be announced at the venue at a later date.


(2) I think that many people have anxiety and doubts about the daily news related to nuclear power plants.

The Young Women's Christianity in Japan is calling for an emergency campaign to immediately stop operations at the Kashiwazaki and Kariwa nuclear power plants in Niigata and the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka.

For details, please refer to the homepage of The Young Women's Christianity in Japan. (* There is also an English text)


Due to this earthquake, the choice of the city and the way of life itself is being questioned.

The current situation of dependence of power supply in the metropolitan area on depopulated areas and the panic situation in an emergency are also complete capacity over.

Concentration at once creates a structure that does not return to others in both power and urban development.

Every day I want to choose a way of life that touches my heart.


I would like to feel, learn, and move forward with what I have noticed through this series of events, what I have cherished so far, and how I can continue to message as many people as possible through this work.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Nao Masaki

Kazuko Mitsushima

After studying metal engraving, he refined his blown glass production techniques in various places such as the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and established his own style.

Awarded at international jewelry exhibitions and Japanese craft exhibitions. The collection is also in overseas museums.

Even now, after 30 years of continuous presentations at home and abroad, he continues to pursue his unique sensibility with high technology and expressiveness, and is always active on the front lines.

<Major exhibitions in recent years>

1995 Contemporary Jury Exhibition National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

1996 Design Competition '9 6 Hainan Encouragement Award

1998 “Jewelry Moves” Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh /

New Glass Review 19 Corning Museum of Glass, New York

2000 “SELECTION2000” Essen Design Center Germany

2001 “Contemporary Japanese Jewelry” Crafts Council London

2007 “Jewelry Now and Transformation Objects” The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2008 “Glass Wear” Schmuck Museum, Germany

2009 “Glass Wear” Museum of Arts & Design New York, etc.


<Main collections> Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, etc.

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