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イベント体験談(長沢美保子 さま)

Japanese Artist Pop Up Shop 6  イベント参加体験談

6回目のPop-Upのイベントに初めてご参加いただいた長沢さまに、イベントに参加した感想をお伺いしました。

●自己紹介

仙台在住のジュエリーアーティスト ビーズ工房 Ever Green 長沢美保子です。
ジュエリーとの出会いですが、8年程前にビーズの魅力に引き込まれて制作を始め、
その後、複数のジュエリー制作技能資格(ジュエリークロッシェ教授資格等)を取得しました。ビーズアクセサリー、ジュエリークロッシェ作品のほか、幼少の頃に始めた折り紙の経験を生かした折り紙アクセサリーもメインに創作活動中です。現在は、仙台を拠点に百貨店・イベント等に出展し活動をしています。

●NY(海外)で活動することになったキッカケ

特に折り紙アクセサリーが「Japanese Artist Pop Up Shop」に合うのではという期待と、家族の協力もあり、今回ニューヨークでの出展になりました。

●イベントに参加してよかった事

イベントでは、折り紙アクセサリーへの反応が多く、また、直接お客様の声を聞くことができ、今後の創作活動の参考になりました。

●イベントに参加して大変だった事

ニューヨークで初出展だった為、備品の準備や英語表記にする為の準備等に時間がかかり、大変だったことを覚えてます。

●今後の活動について

これからは、仙台を拠点に日本全国を巡り、また、ニューヨークでも定期的にイベントに参加し、活動の幅を広げていきたいです。

●海外に今後展開したいと考えている人へのメッセージ

海外展開は、最初戸惑うことが多々ありますが、ニューヨークは個性を生かせる街です。街にあふれる数々のアートに目を向けることができます。

アーティスティックな街、ニューヨークへの進出にトライしてみてはいかがでしょうか。




Designer :Bead Factory Ever Green/ビーズ工房 Ever Green

Origami accessories (earrings & hair ornaments) you can use for both casual and formal occasions. One of a kind earrings, necklaces, rings with beads, pearls, and gemstones carefully crafted with love. She is a certified professor of “Jewelry Crochet” technique.

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Our 2nd Event

Date Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:00pm – 7:00pm

【 Chihiro 】

Chihiro creates accessories with her most favorite beautiful Japanese materials. She also loves to travel and create her accessories from materials found from all over the world

【 Cache Cache 】

Cache Cache creates beautiful accessories and iPhone cases using real flowers! She hopes
that people who wear her creations will make their days brighter than usual!

【 Ayame Uchima 】

Ayame uses various materials to create dreamy accessories. There are some little things using the technique of embroidery that she learned in Paris. These things will make any daily life a little fantasy.

【 cotoyomatsue 】

Cotoyo creates delicate thread accessories using thin threads such as cotton linen and silk. Her designs vary from pale colored creations, flowers, plants and more.

【 chou chou fleur 】

The word “chou chou fluer” comes from the artist’s favorite flower. She wishes for her accessories to become your favorites too! All accessories are created by using natural flowers , so they are all unique and one of a kind.

【 a blue one piece 】

青いワンピース, a blue one piece, is a handmade accessory design based in Tokyo and Berlin by Mari Takahashi, a young architectural designer. Our design concept is minimal and simple but make the daily clothing bright-up. We designed our work with Japanese traditional materials such as freshwater pearl, wood, gold flakes and weaving.

【 Yuna Designs 】

Yuna hopes her jewelry helps build connections between the feelings of each person. Her works are simple and minimal, but all handmade so that they are made from the heart

【 Violet Jewelry NY 】


Each piece created by Violet Jewelry NY is inspired by nature, such as flowers, trees, rivers, and the sky. The stones are from the Sedona Desert in Arizona, a place that is believed to have phenomenal energies. They are wrapped whole without any drilling or modification to maintain their integrity and energies intact. Each stone has it’s own unique properties and benefits, although you may not know what you should be looking for, the stone you choose will be the one you needed all along.

【 Candy5 】

Candy5 previously worked at Disney for one of their popular candy shows. See her in action as she’ll  be making unique and one-of-a-kind brooches in front of you

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Our 1st Event

Vendor List

【 fancypop handmade jewelry 】

fancypop is a collection of unique jewelry and accessories made with beads, resin, clay, paint, and everything else in between. Everything is made with the everyday girl in mind. Fun, casual, or classic – fancypop offers something perfect (and affordable) for any occasion!

【 peco 】

peco was created to reach the many active paper cutting artists around the world. Its goal is to evolve the current Japanese paper cutting art to the next generation. With 10 years of experience in the field, peco ready to take on the world.

【 mia_dresser_acc 】

Mia_dresser_acc produces works mainly with dried flowers and flower motifs.

【 OlkaMade 】

Olkamade creates adorable crocheted dolls called amigurumi!

【 amidoki 】

amidoki is an amigurumi artist from Japan who creates adorable little stuffed animals!

【 Hiro-DesignWorks 】

Hiro-DesignWorks creates intricate crocheted pieces based on animals.

【 HIROYUKI MATSUI/Bizen Ceramics 】

Bizen Ceramics creates prestigious Japanese traditional ceramic wares
with over a thousand year history. It is very rare to find their creations outside of Japan.

【Matsusaka momen 】

Matsusaka momen (cotton) is woven with indigo-dyed thread that is rich in earthy scent, and has a wide variety of striped design patterns. In the Edo Period (17-19c), with its sumptuary laws that restricted luxurious fashion items, this cotton was highly appreciated.

【 Lucky 】

Born in 1955, Lucky is the head of Lucky School of Design in Kumamoto, Japan.

【Yasumitsu Morito (Ceramic Sculptor) 】

Yasumitsu Morito is a NYC based Japanese ceramic sculptor who works primarily in sculpture that extends from intimate gallery space to interactive public space. He has exhibited in various venues in New York, including a Public Sculpture in Carl Schurz Park in NY, solo show at the Bill Hodges Gallery, RESOBOX Gallery, and the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Morito’s work has been featured in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, NY1, the Smithsonian and the Consulate General of Japan. He is an elected member of National Sculpture Society and currently teaches Ceramic Sculpture at the Art Students League of NY.

【KIMOTO GLASS TOKYO (EDO KIRICO) 】

Kimoto Glassware started in Asakusa 80 years ago, since then, they have kept to their principle “Keep traditional techniques and create the future of glassware”. During that time, they have made millions of glasses with offers and requests. They will continue as the major glassware company in Tokyo in developing and creating new aspects of glass in their downtown factories, while working with craftsmen, designers and creators. Edo Kirico is a glass craft that has been handed down in Tokyo. Edo Kirico was fostered in the urban culture among the townspeople, and during the Meiji era (mid-19th century), the craft introduced not only Western equipment and instruments, but also their technique while preserving traditional techniques and has been passed down to the present time.

【FD STYLE (SANSAKU) 】

The SANSAKU is a cup created specifically for the enjoyment of sake. It comes in three different styles, designed to accentuate and amplify the aroma, texture, flavor, and aftertaste of sake. Because, sake can be enjoyed at a wide range of temperatures, we have carefully spun single sheets of stainless steel using our specially designed mold and spatula, creating a vessel that can control how heat is transmitted to the mouth. Everyone has their own sense of taste, and preferences can change according to mood, physical condition and the social environment. The SANSAKU lets us enjoy our sake at different temperatures and occasion-perhaps you will be pleasantly surprised by a new flavor experience in your usual sake.

【KOKESHI 375 】

KOKESHI 375 creates products based on the concept of smile/laughter, which is very important to enrich our lives.


【may colorful sheep】

Colorful acrylic paintings with wool felt accessories

【 KaedeNYC 】

Vintage kimono & Japanese accessories

【 Emithnic 】

EMITHNIC express the sence of world it has own with unique and sensitive design, just like the each different ethnic express. People who wear this jewelry will polish their own originality and style. EMITHNIC is designed to have you glow yourself and feel different.

【 Gary Chafe Fine Art 】

Haiku greeting cards created by Gary Chafe at Table Salt Printing on finest French Paper.
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Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:00am – 6:00pm

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イベント参加体験談(小松聡子さま)

体験談小松聡子さん

ニューヨークに在住でJapanese artist pop-up shopのイベントにご参加いただいた の小松聡子さまにのご紹介と体験談をお話いただきました。


ジュエリーデザイナーの小松聡子です。

大阪生まれ大阪育ちですが、6年前に宝石製造卸の会社を退職、ジュエリーデザインのスキルアップのためにNYに来たことをきっかけに自分のブランドを立ち上げ、今はNYを拠点に活動しています。

イベントでは実際にお客様の声や、その方達の身につけている物を知ることができるので、そこから次に何を作ろうか、次はどんな見せ方にしようかとアイデアを得られます。

それまではアメリカではネットショップのみの販売だったので、最初は在庫の確保とディスプレイ等を揃えるのが大変でした。他のクリエイターマーケットに行って他の方のブースデザインを見たり、気になったディスプレイはどこで買ったのかと直接聞いたりもしました。

今後はもっといろんなイベントに参加して活動の幅を広げたいと思っています。

ニューヨークは刺激的な街です。そして何事も始めるのに遅すぎるなんてことはないよ、と背中を押してくれる街でもあります。もし、出てみたいけど言葉の壁が、とか何から手をつけたらいいのか、と迷っているならとりあえず飛び込んでみて下さい。その経験こそがアーティストの糧になります。



Designer: Satoko Komatsu



Born and raised in Osaka, she was influenced by her parents, English
teacher and Japanese calligraphy teacher. While a university student
studying Italian language and culture, Arabic and Hebrew, she went to
Florence to study jewelry design. After 8 years career as a jewelry
designer in Japan, she moved to NY in 2013 to hone the design skill.
In 2015, she started to make her own jewelry.

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