I was born in Osaka in 1976. After 10 years of training, founded the Maeda Woodcarving Studio in 2009. Along with the succession of Japanese wood carving technics, we are working hard every day to spread new wood carving culture and expand it globally.
I’m in the joy and excitement of doing something I’ve dreamed of for a very long time. I wanted to be involved in Japan’s culture and art promoting to the world. Woodcarving has evolved for centuries and has survived till the present day. It’s the most valuable way to teach our history to the next generation. The craft evolved into art over time. It is an honor for me to present my work, which I have learned from my masters for ten years and which I have developed by researching in my own studio over the past decade.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”