Stuffed Animals by Yamane Atelier
Loveliness & Crisis Appealed by the Stuffed Guides
Our earthly history has carved birth and extinction of countless creatures since the world was made up. We could say it is a seal of terrestrial workings they appeared and disappeared for natural reasons or mortal liberty. A new record says Japanese river otters were acknowledged as extinct species in 2012.
We, human, have kept breaking up nature and ecological systems. How can we live together with wild creatures? 30 years ago, Ochiai Keiko, a stuffed animal maker, established Yamane Atelier for an answer against the question and crisis.
Ryukyu Otus Scops
Length: About 11 cm
Price: 1,620 JPN + TAX
Yamane Atelier has produced and shown the stuffed toys of Japanese wild animals. Ochiai says “Perhaps this might be a roundabout way. But I really hope you find your love for wild animals with seeing and touching our stuffed ones.”
Their stuffed animals are very exquisite like 3-dimentional reference books, then. No compromise on the materials and details. I believe it is because she really desires to create actual expression of Japanese wild creatures and longs to give them to you as many as possible. They are made at Endo Toy Factory in Tochigi.
You can get their stuffed animals at their online shop and a real store that stands in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Ochiai says, getting in Abashiri, you would experience Japanese nature there.
・Name: Yamane Atelier
・Address: 46-19 Omagari, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido 093-0045 Japan
・Official Site: Yamane Atelier (Japanese)
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