Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hello from AKjapan

Hello, こんにちわ!
I'm Andrea and my ETSY shop is AKjapan. At the moment I live in Saitama with my husband and son, but at the end of this year we will move to Oizumi-machi in Gunma. I am an artist with a background in painting and printmaking. Most of my studio work is landscape and still life painting, and I exhibit regularly in Japan and occasionally elsewhere. I started my ETSY shop one year ago in order to have an outlet for smaller works. I sell small drawings and prints, and I also sell locally made origami paper and fabrics. I live in Yoriimachi which is between the weaving town of Chichibu and the paper-making town of Ogawamachi, so I am able to find nice things for ETSY shoppers in this area. I am pleased to see more and more folks in Japan are starting ETSY shops and having success with their handmade goods and locally sourced supplies.



My blog is where I link everything up and write about what I'm doing in the studio. I have also started a new Flickr group Japan ETSY. If you are a Japan based ETSY shop owner, please join!
mata ne!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Andrea,
I enjoyed reading your blog. I clicked back to the first entry and finally discovered what dukaduka means. Very nice.
Dave

Andrea Kobayashi 小林アンドレア said...

Thanks Dave, though he no longer says "dukaduka" but "NO" and "GIMME"!;-)