I'm an artist based in Yokohama, Japan. Using shiny colorful sand（It's called Sunae in Japan）, I make art portraying surreal people living in a real world with various everyday thoughts and emotions, such as joy, happiness, sorrow, and anxiety. When I make Sunae, I'm always inspired to live life brightly each day just like the sparkly shiny sand that gracefully slips through my hands and fingers. It is a very unique and meaningful material for me to work with, and I enjoy it very much.
I began making Sunae in 2004. Since 2007, I've been participating in a wide range of art projects/exhibits outside of Japan, including United States, Italy, France, Switzerland, Korea etc. My ultimate goal is to familiarize people with Sunae around the world!
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Naoshi.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Naoshi has lent her design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- Piece(s) for Mattel x G1988, 2016
- Piece(s) for Wonderland Summer Spectacular, 2016
- Piece(s) for Tokusatsu 2: Revenge of the Kaiju, 2013
- Piece(s) for Tokusatsu, 2012
- Piece(s) for Small Gift, 2010