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New Book Shares Animal Sculpture Secrets

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The incredibly talented Mio Hashimoto, woodcarver and artist, has written a how-to book explaining some of her methods and showing the detail of some of her adorable animal sculptures.

Famous in Japan and abroad for her animal sculptures, Mio Hashimoto has not only been creating works of her own but also teaching workshops for years.

Mio isn’t stingy with the secrets of her trade, and she wants to help you make your own wood sculptures. She’s doing just that with a new book entitled, Hajimete no Kibori Dobutsu Tenaraicho, which is roughly, Beginning Animal Woodcarving How-to Book.

The book is, as the title suggests, a primer on carving your own cute animals. Obviously, it’s targeted at people who are new to carving animal sculptures, but it also includes photos of Mio’s sculptures, so you can buy it just for the pictures if you’re not artistically inclined.

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