Wamono is made up of the words wa = Japan and mono = handcrafted pieces / physical objects / oneness. As its name suggests, wamono art represents established and emerging Japanese artists and the unique expression of their ambitions, experiences, philosophies, souls and aesthetics as condensed and expressed in their handcrafted original artworks.
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.