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Takeki Fujito

Born 1934 in Hokkaido. Died in 2018.Fujito started carving wooden bears under his father, a wood bear carver, in 1945, at the age of 15. He devoted his life to wood carving. In 1964, he established a folk crafts shop named “Kumanoya” (Home of Bears) beside Lake Akan. Inheriting the wood carving techniques of the Ainu, he developed his unique world of woodcarving that evokes a strong sense of vitality, expressing a sense of tension between motion and stillness. His works achieved meticulous realism, drastic simplification and a precise grasp of momentary poses.


Video interviews with SIAF2020 participating artists are uploaded consecutively.
The summarized interviews are also available as text in PDF files along with the video interviews.
These PDF files are to be compiled into “SIAF 2020 Index”, a documentation book to share the full spectrum of SIAF2020 which will be published after February, 2021.

[About PDF file]
It is the edited text of the comments from the artist in the video interview to convey the projects within SIAF2020.
The QR code on the PDF file is linked to the video interview of the artist.
Please note that the linked URL is subject to change without prior notice.

Works (works that were to be exhibited, reference works, etc.)