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My name is Akiko. I have been making things since I was a little girl as my mother has been an avid creator. I've started showing my handmade things on my website many years ago, and then started selling them by request (currently I'm making my site where you can see my other work away from etsy). Originally I am a doll artist (of animals) and I've been doing it as my main work and the first passion for many years. At the same time, I love to make various things using leather and other material, as I really love to mix various things with various technique. Especially I love to make small things. I started to learn leather craft seriously about 8 years ago. At first I had been using leather only as a part of my doll making, but I also wanted to make something that people can use directly. I really enjoy to make things which make someone say "where did you get it?" And I feel very happy if my handmade items make someone smile…

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  • Born on February 4
  • Joined October 19, 2009

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About

My name is Akiko. I have been making things since I was a little girl as my mother has been an avid creator. I've started showing my handmade things on my website many years ago, and then started selling them by request (currently I'm making my site where you can see my other work away from etsy). Originally I am a doll artist (of animals) and I've been doing it as my main work and the first passion for many years. At the same time, I love to make various things using leather and other material, as I really love to mix various things with various technique. Especially I love to make small things. I started to learn leather craft seriously about 8 years ago. At first I had been using leather only as a part of my doll making, but I also wanted to make something that people can use directly. I really enjoy to make things which make someone say "where did you get it?" And I feel very happy if my handmade items make someone smile.

The reason I joined Etsy is that I love international things (people, culture, language, music, food, fashion...etc) very much. I love cultural exchange things so much. So it's really interesting and inspiring to see wonderful works by various artists of another countries whose backgrounds are totally different from mine as they tend to have their national characters here and there in their works.
I have been in London for 2.5 years and I shared a house with 4 people (2 Itallian, English, Egyptian), and my best friend at that time was a Slovakian and an American. It was fabulous experience for me as everyday and everything around me was different and stimulative. I'm now living in Japan and so there is not many opprtunity to communicate with people of other countries very much, so I thought here is just the place where I've been looking for.

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