Chizuru was enthralled by the beauty of form and shape of shime-kazari, which is sacred braided rope with festoons and displayed at home as a new-year ornament in Japan to welcome coming of the new year. She seeks to make works that soothe and encourage you.
Shime-kazari with hand-made Ogawa-washi (traditional paper) made at every year-end are special items that make you recall what’s happened this year and think what will happen in the coming year.
Adding her own arrangements to Scandinavian traditional straw work, she created unique Christmas ornaments tied with Kyo Kumihimo (Kyoto braided cord). They will increase their brightness due to aging.