Michiko Muramatu



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address: 836-45 Kaminari, Minaminikenyacho, Tokushima-city, Tokushima-ken 770-8063
date of birth: 1947, Tokushima
education & training 1974-1977 Hand Knitting, Wakou Knitting School.
1992 Art & Design, University of Shikoku.
open competitions: 1993 Yuzawaya Competition
2000 The 39th Kyoto Design Competition
'Fushiginoiroito' workshops & exhibition 1990-1999 and 2001
profile Michiko Muramatu worked in the office of a major company before marrying, when she gave up work to become a full time housewife and the mother of two boys. She now works part-time for an insurance company. In 1992 she suddenly walked on to a university campus and spent a year as a mature student in the department of Art and Design. This was very unusual in Japan at the time, especially in a remote area with a more traditional lifestyle. We all admired her courage, and looked with great interest at many of the drawings she produced during the course. 

Since 1994 she has been working on the same theme: 'Karamu' (intertwining), and exploring its possibilities.