Contemporary Paper Artist, Kojima was the focus of a feature length movie directed by acclaimed Chefs Table Director, Clay Jeter in 2019. Sponsored by Lexus, Japan, TAKUMI (2019) tackles the future of master crafts and offers an insight into the Kirie art processes of Nahoko Kojima and 3 other leaders in Japan. Another one of the Takumi is Kongo Gumi, the world’s oldest surviving company that builds castles in Japan.
Nahoko talks about how she draws inspiration from Nature and what it means to be a contemporary paper artist, creating magnificent sculptures from single sheets of Washi paper. As the shooting for the film took place in Japan just before the release of Shiro (2018) Blue Whale, a rare glimpse into the cutting of that monumental piece is also shown.
This led to extensive sponsorship of shows across the artist’s calendar in 2019 with marketing tailored to help legitimise the craft heritage of the luxury brand globally.
View the film at: http://www.nahokokojima.com/gallery/films/