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Social Media Motivates Paper Cutting Artist

| Handicrafts , Art
Social Media Motivates Paper Cutting Artist

Earlier this year, we shared an article about Masayo Fukuda, a veteran kirie (Japanese paper cutting) artist and her incredibly detailed work. Nippon TV News 24 takes a closer look at her process, and examines how social media has helped to keep her motivated.

Interestingly, Fukuda is a clock repairer by day, which also requires the manipulation of minute moving pieces, and great precision. She maneuvers a single knife for her artwork, and spends about a month or two on each piece. Social media has helped keep her motivated, and also helped her exhibit and sell her work.