The Cube of Suki
The four simple-shaped letters “S,” “U,” “K,” “I,” (“suki” means “love” in English) are made of wood blocks with a unit size of 3 cm. A 3 x 3 x 3 cube can be re-assembled into a flattish 3 x 9 cuboid. Players can create an unexpectedly wide variety of shapes with these blocks when liberating their minds.
He has served as a lecturer in various places, including Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto Technical College (Department of Woodworking), Shinshu University (Occupational Therapy Science) and the NHK program “Shumi-yu-yu.”
He wrote: “Omocha-bunko-o-Tsukuru (making wood toys)”(Sowa Publishing) and “Otona-ga-tsukutte-asobu-kino-omocha (Toy making for adults)” (co-authored) (NHK Publishing).
《Main exhibitions and awards》
1987 Asahi Creative Toy Competition Grand Prix (excellent idea category) (Tokyo)
1992 Japan Wood Craft Exhibition Grand Prix in Tamba City
2002 & 2004 Excellent Idea Prize in Tamba-no-mori Wood Craft Exhibition (Tamba City)
2013 Encouragement Prize in Creative Toys International Competition of Kobe Biennale 2013 (Kobe City)