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EDITORIAL: Michiyo Yanagihara captures Yuuki Yanase’s mixed media hair sculptures that reflect the origins of his childhood creativity

Art, Headpieces + Model: Yuuki Yanase 
Photography: Michiyo Yanagihara

The story Self Innovation 自己革新 is based on returning to one’s roots. No one could have predicted our current situation in the world, and suddenly people had all this time to discover themselves. Similarly, I was able to explore ‘WHO AM I?’

In my childhood, I was intensely into making sculptural objects with discarded mechanical parts, wires and workshop tools belonging to my parents. As a hair stylist, my roots are reflected in my works as I aim to create unique visuals by mixing art and sculpture with my craft.

"My works gain character and life by mixing inorganic materials with hair. All headpieces are made from recycled and repurposed materials, combining art and creativity in everyday life with sustainability"

Yuuki Yanase
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  • ANTHROPOLOGY OF HAIR
  • ANTHROPOLOGY OF HAIR
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