Masayo Fukuda’s Masterful Kirie Works

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Masayo Fukuda is a master of kirie, or Japanese paper-cutting, crafting hyperdetailed creatures from single sheets of paper. The artist has spent the last 25 years producing works in this mode. Often, her works depict a creature from the natural world in riveting and vivid detail.

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The form has ancient origins in Fukuda native Japan, where the standardized papercutting sheets of Japanese Sekishu washi were also developed. For the works shown above, the artist used single sheets of white A2 paper. Garner some insights into her process by checking out the videos from her Instagram account, as well, and images below.

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