~Dolls~ Masako Matsumoto
I create dolls with various materials like Antique kimono,Obi,
Mosquito net, African fabric, Trade beads, Asian embroidery cloth, shells, paper, etc...
Anything I can get artistic inspiration from.
I was born in Uozu-city Toyama-prefecture Japan.
After graduating from high school in Toyama,
I stayed 1year in Kyoto 5years in Tokyo.
I came back to Toyama,worked as a decorator for window display
for about 2years.
1984 - Nairobi Kenya
I made dolls for Japanese bazar.
I worked with an Australian lady making accessories.
1986 - Japan
1989 - Doll exhibitions Okariya,Ginza.
1994 - Doll exhibition Zurich, Switzerland
2004 - Toga-mura
2006 - Doll exhibition Toga
2014- Gallery UPEPO (means 'wind 'in Swahili)open in Uozu.
My dolls have taken me all over the world and I endeavor to cross
many more parts with them.
4580-1 Hebita Uozu-city Toyama JAPAN