Wrapping By Knitting 編み包む

Artist Toko Shinoda’s words.
“Kimono wraps the human body.
Clothes contain the human body.
There is a difference in spirit.”

My work is to wrap by knitting.
I have been doing this work because I am interested in the communication skills of knitting to fit anything.
Is my spirit of Japanese involved in my unconsciousness?



Enku 円空

Influence from Enku
・Speed feeling by chisel running
・Thought that all things have the Buddha nature


My Position in Art History 美術史にみる自分の位置

The Trend of the Art or Related Art or Artists I Am Influenced
・Performance Art
・Relational Art
・Medium Specificity
・Socially Engaged Art
・Earth Work

・Shinro Ohtake
・Tatsu Nishino

The History of Knitting and Threading in Japanese Art History 日本美術史における編み物、糸の歴史

Knitting was already made in the Jomon period. The oldest knitting of the Jomon period which is now found is the wooden knitting basket commonly known as Jomon Pochette, which was discovered at the Sannai-Maruyama site in Aomori Prefecture. Made from 4000 BC to 3000 BC. Height 13cm Bottom surface 7cm. Some of the walnut shells were left inside.
In the Nara period, there is a venerable article Blue Silk Cord used on 9 April 752 at the opening of the Great Buddha of Nara. Tying the thread ends to the long brush used when put in eyes to the Great Buddha, and gave people who gathered the other end of the thread to a merit of opening the eyes. A thin thread was used for watching the big Holy event, celebrating, and praying. A concept like a red thread existed in this era that connects the great Buddha and the people.