From Gourds to Elephants, 23 Years of Progress


This is my favorite purse set (elephant and small elephant)

This animal series started with dogs, but there is actually a story before that.

About 23 years ago, I started my own business and opened my own studio.

It was a 2.5 m x 6 m store on the first floor of a rundown apartment building in a local neighborhood with a downtown atmosphere.

"One day, a drunken old man who lived upstairs came to me and said, "I want you to make a gourd-shaped wallet for me.

When I asked him why, he said he wanted to give it as a present to the owner of his favorite bar, "Gourd.

I believe I made something like this.

It's a coin purse.

Over the past 23 years, I have changed from a gourd to an elephant, but the production and ideas have not changed much.

Human beings progress through experience and ingenuity, but the roots remain the same, I thought.




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