Chigiri-e Japanese Paper Collage Pigeons
Noriko Matsubara

Original Japanese Art by Noriko Matsubara

Hello, my name is Noriko. I’m a Japanese Artist, Illustrator and Author based in the North East of England. I offer Japanese art workshops, author visits, commissions and art for sale.

I practice a Japanese art form called CHIGIRI-E, traditionally created using hand-torn Japanese paper. Chigiri-e Art is created using no extra ink or paint. Or scissors! Whilst my work is influenced by my Japanese heritage, the material I use today is modern newspaper print which adds a special contemporary dimension to my work. In my workshops I teach people just how easy it is to create beautiful Japanese art.

I also write and illustrate children’s books. I love visiting schools & libraries to read and talk about my picture books and work with children. My work gives me the pleasure to help children and their guardians read together, and enriching people’s life through creative activities.

Want to get in touch? That's easy! Call +44 (0)7506 834 550 or email me:

Chigiri-e paper collage of chillies

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