National Moth Week in Japan
Moth inspired arts
Many people enjoy to create arts and craftworks that have motifs of living beings. In Japan, there are not a little people who create moth inspired arts, and the number of such people seems to be increasing. In this page we introduce creators of moth inspired arts.
- Hakoiri Croquis
- Needle felting and colored clay arts. Needle felting of silkmoths:
- Beadworks and Japanese towel arts.
Beadworks of Actias moths, and
a Japanese towel with Japanese moth crests (in the parody of Japanese family crests)
- Japanese towels, tote bags and other accessories.
A reflector charm of hawk moth (Cephonodes hylas [link]), and
various Japanese towels with insect (and roly-poly bug) motifs
- Studio Umuki
- Potteries. A looper mug cup of Cystidia truncangulata [link],
and many works with insect motifs
- Tapestries, stationaries and accessories.
Tapestry of Japanese Owl Moth (Brahmaea japonica [link]), and many items (plastic folders, notepads, stamps, tote bags, stickers) with moth motifs
- Gauri Ojisan
- Moth dolls.
A huge (1m long) catapillar doll of Death's-head Hawkmoth (Acherontia lachenis[link]), and rice omelet dish with wing pattern of
Barsine striata [link]
- Lina Uchida
- Papar crafts. The moths are made from burned papers, not painted.
Various moths made from Japanese papers.
- Ryoji Hido
- A comic artist. Self-introduction: "To improve the image of moths, I draw illustrations and comics of personifed moths and design nail arts inspired by moths. Recently, a book "Mothphilia Rryoji Hido Illustrations", an art collection book of my illustrations and comics, were published." Another example: a nail art inspired from the wing pattern of Deilephila elpenor [link].