Misako Plant was born in Shizuoka, Japan and raised in Yokohama where she grew up in a very traditional Japanese family, attended college, and worked at one of the Japanese airlines, Japan Air Systems (JAS). In 1996 she retired from the airline to raise her own family. This led her on a journey of self-discovery and realization of her desire to create traditional Japanese arts and share their beauty and character with the world.
She studied ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) and subsequently washi paper doll making in the city of Kagoshima on the island of Kyushyu. Throughout the years her repertoire has expanded into washi paper jewelry (earrings and necklaces), kanzashi (hair pins), temari-balls (Japanese thread balls), origami, “kimono obi –wall art”, chigiri-e (colored paper that is torn to create images), and other works that represent the beauty and grace of Japanese art and culture.
Misako says “I love to share this beauty with as many people as possible and in doing so, the creation of my Art is unique, what I call “Only one for you” and it is made with graceful effort, patience, skill and passion.
I am excited to share my love for the Japanese culture and art and I sincerely hope you will enjoy my exclusive creations. ”