“I want to create art unique to bamboo”
The bamboo accessories made by Akari Aso are so delicate that one wonders if they’re really bamboo. The pierced earrings called "ICHI" which have attracted so much attention, are thinly split twisted and braided bamboo higo (strips). The color dyed with lacquer reflects light and highlights the beauty of the design. Akari’s brand MIKAI BAMBOO means to “open up an unexplored world and create new happiness.” You can understand this meaning when looking at products created by Akari. In this way tradition is renewed and passed down.