wamono art was founded in 2016 in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The word “wamono” consists of the words “wa = Japan” and “mono = piece / physical object / oneness”. In keeping with its name, wamono art focuses on introducing emerging and established contemporary Japanese artists through their ambitions, experiences, philosophies, and aesthetics. Such uniqueness is all condensed and represented in the original art pieces.
Born in Kanazawa, Japan, a city rich in arts and crafts, Noriko grew up in a family of artisans and a Living National Treasure. After studying arts and history at university and earning her Master of Business Administration at HEC, France, she has been living and working in Hong Kong for over ten years. She is passionate about introducing Japanese arts and crafts to the world outside of Japan.