Kaga Chizuko

Wood work Studio "Isa"
Nishiogura 55-2, Yoro-cho,Yoro-gun, Gifu pref.

TEL:+81 584-32-9755

E-Mail Website

Personal History

1958 Born in Toyama
1979 Graduated from design dept. ayKyoto Seika Junior College
1980 Completed the major
   Learned wood work from Mr. Akira Murayama while in college
  Joined design department of a cosmetic company in Osaka
1982 Left the company. Resumed learning wood work from Mr. Akira Murayama(~83)
1988 Learned wood work at a technical academy
1989 Established "Isa Wood work Studio" with husband
1993 Put joint exhibitions with husband once or twice a year
  Received Chief of Forestry Agency award at World Wood Craft Exhibition
2001 '06 '08 Selected at Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition
2005 Received Incentive award at Oribe Craft Design Award Exhibition
2009 Selected at Japan Craft Design Exhibition Also selected in the 48th, 50th and 51st exhibitions


I make my works in pursuit of something that you want to keep them at hand. Planning, cutting, shaping, assembling and planing. Finishing work is exciting and I do it with feeling. From furniture to chopsticks, in order to maximize the natural color of wood, I use no stain but plant derived oil.

Dining table   

High back chair "Gloriosa & NARA"
Right: African padoauk / Left: Oak

Table for mass
Walnut / Nunoike Church in Nagoya

Chest of drawers
Japanese cherry birch, birch and paulownia

Tray/ coaster/chopsticks
Quince, black walnut, walnut, zebra, ebony, zelkova etc.