We will share [OurLuster] Nobuo Yamada (bamboo-doll artisan) released on December 5th, 2016, from the internet broadcasting station “Net de Awara” in Awara City, Fukui Prefecture.
He was born in Maruoka Town, Fukui Prefecture in 1942.
He joined “Japan Kite Association” in 1979 and moved into bamboo craft.
He left “Echizen Bamboo Doll Village” in 1996 and began creating his own bamboo dolls.
His master Mr. Morota was awarded the International Arts Cultural Award in 1999. He devotes himself to creation not to bring disgrace on the master’s honor.
(as excerpted from the website of Kanaz Forest of Creation)
Yamada says “I hope that I can work hard on creating bamboo dolls eliminating destraction in the calm environment in the forest of creation. I dream of creating works which become synonymous with bamboo dolls by bamboos, not other themes, from such an environment. And I want to value a relationship with the town people.”
Recently, his works called “Tokigatari”, which expressed the season, have become popular.
Materials of Tsutomu Mizukami which Mr.Yamada collected are exhibited in Taisho Roman Pavilion in Awara Hot Springs.
He visited Tsutomu Mizukami, who wrote the novel "Echizen Bamboo Doll" and began their interaction.
From the programs distributed on the internet broadcasting station “Net de Awara” in Awara City, Fukui Prefecture. It is reprinted with permission from Awara City.
(English subtitled by GEN)