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Born in 1941. An award-winning Japanese textile and ceramic designer, who continues to have a significant impact on Finnish designs. He has worked with ‘marimekko’ as a textile designer between 1974 and 2006, has produced more than 300 patterns. He has been working at Arabia Art Department since 1989. He has largely worked on natural motifs like flowers, trees and landscape which have connection with traditional Japanese sense of beauty and nature.