foot, art, exhibition

92 Person’sfoot-shapes that evoke memories

Foot Pattern Memory Yoko Tamura

About the “92 Person’s foot-shapes that evoke memories”

Yoko Tamura Exihibition in 2009-74 persons'foot-shapes that evoke memories-

Yoko Tamura Exihibition in 2009-74 persons’foot-shapes that evoke memories-

When I was a child

I have loved handicrafts and sewing since I was a child, and I was very interested in threads and cloth.

When I was in elementary school, I lived in the city of Sapporo.

I went to play far away, picking up familiar grasses and flowers.

At that time, I never thought that I would make a work using natural materials after several decades.

When I was a child

When I was a child

After growing up

As soon as I graduated from high school, I worked in the daytime and learned dressmaking at a dressmaking school at night.

My interest in cloth was endless.

From around the age of 30, I spun yarn with a spinning wheel.

I learned knitting, gradually increased the types of yarn that can be spun and knitting techniques, and knitted practical clothing.

I learned various techniques such as felt and weaving, and the range of production expanded.

I make a shape that comes to my mind and express what I find interesting as a work.

spinning wheel

spinning wheel

About Artwork

Artwork theme is “pursuing comfortable things that make the best use of materials”.

I’m get the feel of something in my head and body.

Until now, I have expressed such things as “I want to weave a transparent woven fabric with a fishing line”, “I was interested in the shape memory of fibers and made it a work”, “A work that fills the fabric with perforation work”, etc. ..

People who see my works made using techniques that I find interesting will also come up with stories that are unique to them.

For that reason, I am aware that the simple shape does not allow me to put in a lot of thoughts.


My Artwork

About the “foot-shapes that evoke memories”

From December 2000 to 20 years, I knit 92 “very important foot” for people of various occupations, regardless of age or gender.

The foot are very important. People stand on their foot and walk to their destinations with their foot.

I will walk toward my future.

When making a “foot-shapes that evoke memories”, the fibers of the ramie are split into small pieces and made into threads.

From the sole of the foot, start knitting according to the model’s foot, and it takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes.

In the meantime, some people have various conversations, and some people only talk about the minimum necessary.

In my work, there is also a conversation with the model at that time.

However, those who see the work do not know what kind of conversation was exchanged, and I do not know how they feel when they see my work.

HOPE REPORT-記憶する足形 foot-shapes that evoke memories in 2015 at Korea

HOPE REPORT-記憶する足形 foot-shapes that evoke memories in 2015 at Korea

I love textiles

I love textiles.

I will continue to use the fibers to knit the legs of the model that has stepped on various places.

CASE GALLERY 90名の記憶する足形

CASE GALLERY 90名の記憶する足形

Yoko Tamura profile

Yoko Tamura is a FIBER ARTIST. She is based in Sapporo and has her very own worldview.

Yoko Tamura

Yoko Tamura




1949 Born in Yoichi, Hokkaido


  • 2009  JR Tower Art Box Competition Exhibition  award of excellence/Sapporo
  • 2015  500m art museum grand prix/Sapporo


  • 2011  The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
  • 2013  Sapporo Museum of Sculpture


  • 2005 室野井洋子ソロダンス「かぎろい」衣装・美術(CAI/Sapporo
  • 2005 原マスミコンサート・美術(あけぼの開明舎/Sapporo


  • 1991
    • 国際 “掌中“ 新立体造形公募展入選 名古屋( ‘98迄の第1回~4回)
  • 1994
    • Weave七人展 ライラックギャラリー/Sapporo
  • 1997
  • 1998
    • 工芸都市高岡 ‘98クラフトコンペ入選/Takaoka
    • ‘98国際クラフト展-伊丹-入選/Itami
    • サッポロ・コンテンポラリー・アート・アワード ’98 入選 リーセント美術館/Sapporo
    • 朝日現代クラフト展入選/Osaka and Tokyo
  • 1999
  • 2000
    • 素材の対話展 ギャラリーたぴお/Sapporo
  • 2003
    • 身につける造形20人展 美しが丘ギャラリー/Sapporo
    • 北海道立体表現展 北海道立近代美術館/Sapporo
    • 第30回北海道抽象派作家協会展 推薦作家 札幌市民ギャラリー/Sapporo
  • 2004
    • 第4回しかおいウィンドウ・アート展 鹿追町/Hokkkaido Shikaoicho
    • キャバレーたぴお展 ギャラリーたぴお/Sapporo
    • 香月人美ポエトリーパフォーマンス「素手で野の花を掴むために」美術 ギャラリーたぴお/Sapporo
    • 追悼今井和義の一首を描く展 ギャラリーたぴお/Sapporo
    • 木・陶・漆・布 手仕事6人展 美しが丘ギャラリー/Sapporo
    • 第31回北海道抽象派作家協会展 推薦作家 札幌市民ギャラリー/Sapporo
  • 2007
    • Octob 1 ギャラリーたぴお/Sapporo
    • 村岸宏昭の記録展「木は水を運んでいる」 テンポラリースペース/Sapporo
    • キャバレーたぴお展 ギャラリーたぴお/Sapporo
  • 2011
    • 「一周年記念 札幌のアーティスト50人展」 ギャラリーレタラ/Sapporo
    • 抽象・具象彫刻60人展-北の作家たち- 本郷新記念札幌彫刻美術館/Sapporo
    • ハルカヤマ藝術要塞 ハルカヤマ/Otaru
    • 500m美術館オープニング記念展 500m美術館/Sapporo
    • 開館30周年記念「抽象彫刻30人展-北の作家たち」 本郷新記念彫刻美術館/Sapporo
  • 2013年
    • 3周年記念 札幌のアーティスト55人展 ギャラリーレタラ/Sapporo
    • 木 陶 画 石 布 展 さいとうギャラリー/Sapporo
    • ハルカヤマ藝術要塞2013  ハルカヤマ/Otaru
    • Persona50 仮面をとおしての自画像展 ギャラリーレタラ/Sapporo

Thank you.

Yoko Tamura