Little Wood Carving by Seiji Kawasaki

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This is the first book by Seiji Kawasaki, who caused a stir on Twitter with 210,000 likes for his “wood carved toast” that looks like the real thing, and then became a wood carving artist. His works include animals with humorous expressions and realistic food.

■21 works that you would like to make are included.
This book introduces how to make a total of 21 works, ranging from relatively easy-to-carve miniature food, lucky motifs, popular animals, and surprisingly realistic real-size food.

■Easy-to-understand explanations with process photos from carving to painting
The book provides detailed explanations of the steps and key points along the process of drafting, carving, finishing, and painting, using photographs, so that even first-time woodcarvers can finish their work.

■Basic carving is also explained in video
A video of “How to Carve Basics” is available on YouTube. It shows how to hold the carving knife and wood, how to move the carving knife, etc.


Release Date:
September, 2022

Author profile

Seiji Kawasaki

Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1984. He dropped out of Tohoku University’s Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architectural and Social Environmental Engineering.
He helped his niece’s summer vacation crafts without permission, and became a wood carving artist after becoming a topic on Twitter that the “wood carving toast” was too realistic!
He creates a variety of wood carvings, from realistic works to small animal series. Animal wood carvings have also been commercialized as capsule toys.

He is active in a wide range of activities, including exhibiting at art exhibitions, creating works for commercials, and holding wood carving classes. His work is also published in the junior high school art textbook “Bijutsu 1” (Nihon Bunkyo Publishing).

Currently, he works in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture and Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

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Weight 501 g

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