Welcome to Noriko Matsubara's Chigiri-e website!
This website shows Noriko Matsubara's work of Chigiri-e (Japanese torn paper collage).
Chigiri-e is a traditional Japanese art form in which pictures are created from pieces of hand-torn Japanese paper called washi. The history of chigiri-e dates from the 11th century when chigiri-e was often used in conjunction with calligraphy.
Noriko's chigiri-e is inspired by the natural world and uses newspaper instead of traditional washi creating a unique contrast between subject and materials.