06' Yokohama Minato Mirai Gallary Nov 6to12
The Kirie(Paper-cutting) is a new creative art field for developing picture expression world by cutting papers.
The wonderful combination of both sharpness with paper cutting edges by cutter knife and colorful dyed Japanese
paper is possible to depict beauty of overlapping which is different from paintbrushes.
The process of new Kirie(Paper-cutting) art is as follows.
At first original skeleton picture is draw on blank sheet of paper.
The blank space without picture are cut out with cutter knife to make the figure by
following the sketch.
When all drawing lines are left by removing unnecessary parts of the sheet, some big or
small pieces of various colored Japanese paper are pasted on the sheet from back side for looking through the
cutting out holes from front side.
Finally you can see very colorful picture as new Kirie art.
@@Brief sketch of my career
I was born in 1949 at Nara prefecture in Japan.
During my first job as a textile designer for Kimono etc., I learned the stencil-dyeing techniques of Bingata for
Japanese Kimono.Then I had started soon to make new style Kirie by using these techniques since 1983.
I am making many Kirie arts as following main themes.
The Anthology of Myriad [Ten Thousand] Leaves, Japanese folk tale, Japanese scenery,
World nursery tale, and Scenery in Spain etc.
'Summary of my personal or coalescent exhibition.
05' Shanghai kinshen international exhibition
'89, Kirie of scenery in Spain, at Kanagawa pref.
'90, Kirie for the anthology of Myriad Leaves, at museum of Shiga pref.
'93, Kirie of world nursery tale, at Fujisawa
'94, Kirie of Japanese folk tale, at museum of illustrated book forest in Karuizawa
'95, Tatsumi Kirie world, at Yokohama Sogou department store
'96, Tatsumi Kirie world, at Izukougen museum in Shizuoka pref.
'97, Named Akazukin of my Kirie was stocked as permanent installation at
Shadowgraph and Kirie Museum of Shirakaba Lake
'99, Tatsumi Kirie world at Shinsaibashi in Osaka
'00, Tatsumi Kirie world of pictures for children at Daimaru department store in Kobe
'01, Tatsumi Kirie world at New York in USA
'03, papercutting(KIrie) exhibition yokohama Japan
'04, Tatsumi Kirie world at Xian in China
'05, Tatsumi Kirie world at gallery KAORI in Osaka
'05, Beatrice Coron and Tatsumi joint exhibition in YOKOHAMA
'06, Tatsumi Kirie world at studio Tatsumi in yokohama
I depict subjects from traditional Japanese folktales and folk songs. I think that well-loved songs and stories are a
rich storehouse for thehistory of Japanese rural life and are imbued with wisdom and the humor of ancestors who
have suvived the hardship ad tragedies of life. In Japan children grow up with such animal tales as The Tongue-
cut Sparrow,The Peach Boyand so on , many of which I made into my Kirie works. My landscape works are
nature, reflecing my hometown,,Yosino, which is famed for beautiful iow mountains and historical sites.
Although Kirie(paper-cut) requires experienced cuttin techniques and well-prepared designs, the tools create a Kirie
work are nothing special: white paper to draw a design, a black paper on which a design is mounted, a cutting knife
and several color papers.