I have been producing jewelry since 1998 in Tokyo and since then have been striving to create a harmony between myself and the materials that I use and, as such, the metals and precious stones that I choose are the leading roles in my creations. The characteristic colors and finishes of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum, convey a variety of emotions that I hope to capture. Different materials used in the same design can trigger emotional responses in the wearer and viewer that are entirely individual to those materials. Using this as a premise and by utilizing “mokume-gane” techniques (meaning “wood grain metal”), a traditional Japanese metal processing technique used since the 17th Century, I am able to create pieces of entirely modern design. What is more, I am also particularly interested in the blending of the gold bullion, which I do myself, meticulously adjusting the condition and intensity of the metal’s color. With this deep love of the processing of precious metal I carry out each stage using manual procedures in which I have become an expert. To maintain a degree of innovation I incorporate my own idiosyncrasies into the pieces when the designs call for them. For example I have used my own setting techniques for the stones, in one instance to create the appearance of levitation so that the stone appeared as though it was floating. I have also used moving parts and fabric effects (making the metals appear as though they were cloth) to keep a sense of individualism to each piece. Finally I try to create a one-of-a-kind piece for each of my customers by incorporating their character or story into each design. I take great pride in offering such personalization for my customer.