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Japanese Artist Handcrafts Hair Accessories That Look Like Delicate Flowers

Sakae is a successful artist who makes intricately beautiful kanzashi, traditional Japanese hair ornaments, but the first five years of her working life were spent as a nutritionist.
Her interest in kanzashi started when she spotted a beautifully dressed girl walking to a Coming of Age Day, a traditional Japanese ceremony that marks turning 20, but felt she needed a hair accessory to complete her outfit.

“She was missing a shiny butterfly hair pin, and I believed that would perfect her look,” she says. Also I wanted one too.

So Sakae went online to try to procure the ornament, but without being able to find exactly what she was looking for she decided to make one herself.
Eventually, what started as a hobby led to a full time profession.

“Before, it was an orderly life, just doing what I’m told to do,” Sakae says. “Now I do what I want, which is to create beautiful things. I’m a happier person now.”
Her delicate creations, which are made by hand out of metallic wire and liquidized transparent resin, are all made in Sakae’s home. They can be color-coordinated to match a kimono or a dress.

“To me it is like sharing the image of flowers that I see in my dreams with other people,” says Sakae.
The artist creates her ornaments in very small quantities, and they are sold through web auctions, fetching as much as $4,500.

She advises that those who really want something should be courageous.

“I believe while you are on this Earth you should follow your heart or else it loses the whole meaning of living,” she says.
“You have to do what you want to do. Of course it’s not always easy… with family and things but even if there are conflicts I hope one would chose a path that one wants to take.”

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簪作家 榮【 花扇 -kasen- 桃 】かんざし,Flower fan Kanzashi Hair ornaments, Made by SAKAE (http://www.facebook.com/KanzashiSakae.fanfan)  Photo by RYOUKAN ABE (www.ryoukan-abe.com) 画像等の無断転載はご遠慮下さい No reproduction or republication without written permission. It is not glass. The material is Wire & Liquid synthetic resin. #花扇 #はなびら #花片 #花弁 #flower #fan #petal #kanzashi #簪 #かんざし #髪飾り #キモノ #着物 #kimono  #hair #pin #sakae #榮 #art #headdress #headpiece #accessory #flower #resin #樹脂 #ornaments #美の壺 #美しいキモノ #総務省 #GSIX #振袖美人

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簪作家 榮【 花扇 -kasen- 紫 】かんざし,Flower fan Kanzashi Hair ornaments, Made by SAKAE (http://www.facebook.com/KanzashiSakae.fanfan)  Photo by RYOUKAN ABE (www.ryoukan-abe.com) 画像等の無断転載はご遠慮下さい No reproduction or republication without written permission. It is not glass. The material is Wire & Liquid synthetic resin. #花扇 #はなびら #花片 #花弁 #flower #fan #petal #kanzashi #簪 #かんざし #髪飾り #キモノ #着物 #kimono  #hair #pin #sakae #榮 #art #headdress #headpiece #accessory #flower #resin #樹脂 #ornaments #美の壺 #美しいキモノ #総務省 #GSIX #振袖美人

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Auction▶http://sellinglist.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/user/sakaefly 桜かんざし, Cherry Blossom Kanzashi Hair ornaments, Made by SAKAE (sakaefly.exblog.jp) Photo by RYOUKAN ABE (www.ryoukan-abe.com) 画像等の無断転載はご遠慮下さい No reproduction or republication without written permission. It is not glass! The material is Wire & Liquid synthetic resin. For more information please see the this page. ▶ http://goo.gl/kxwjt  榮Blog▶http://sakaefly.exblog.jp  榮Facebook▶http://www.facebook.com/KanzashiSakae.fanfan  榮Twitter▶http://twitter.com/sakae_e  #桜 #花 #CherryBlossom #kanzashi #簪 #かんざし #髪飾り #キモノ #着物 #kimono #hair #pin #sakae #榮 #art #head #dress #accessory #flower #resin #樹脂 #ornaments #美の壺 #美しいキモノ

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牡丹かんざし,Peony Kanzashi Hair ornaments, Made by SAKAE (sakaefly.exblog.jp) Photo by RYOUKAN ABE (www.ryoukan-abe.com) Auction▶http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g186149689  画像等の無断転載はご遠慮下さい No reproduction or republication without written permission. It is not glass. The material is Wire & Liquid synthetic resin. For more information please see the this page. ▶ http://goo.gl/kxwjt  榮Blog▶http://sakaefly.exblog.jp  榮Facebook▶http://www.facebook.com/KanzashiSakae.fanfan  榮Twitter▶http://twitter.com/sakae_e  #牡丹 #花 #Peony #kanzashi #簪 #かんざし #髪飾り #キモノ #着物 #kimono #hair #pin #sakae #榮 #art #head #dress #accessory #flower #resin #樹脂 #ornaments #美の壺 #美しいキモノ

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Auction▶http://goo.gl/OX7QOO  月下美人 簪【 月華 】Epiphyllum oxypetalum , A Queen of the Night , Kanzashi , Floral Hair Ornaments, Hair stick , Hair pin Made by SAKAE (sakaefly.exblog.jp) Photo by RYOUKAN ABE (www.ryoukan-abe.com) 画像等の無断転載はご遠慮下さい No reproduction or republication without written permission. It is not glass! The material is Wire & Liquid synthetic resin. For more information please see the this page. ▶ http://goo.gl/kxwjt 榮Blog▶http://sakaefly.exblog.jp 榮Facebook▶http://www.facebook.com/KanzashiSakae.fanfan  榮Twitter▶http://twitter.com/sakae_e  #月下美人 #月華 #A Queen of the Night #Epiphyllum oxypetalum #kanzashi #簪 #かんざし #髪飾り #hair #pin #sakae #榮 #art #head #dress #accessory #flower #resin #ornaments

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Auction▶http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d170194931  月下美人かんざし, A Queen of the Nigh Kanzashi Hair ornaments, Made by SAKAE (sakaefly.exblog.jp) Photo by RYOUKAN ABE (www.ryoukan-abe.com) 画像等の無断転載はご遠慮下さい No reproduction or republication without written permission. It is not glass! The material is Wire & Liquid synthetic resin. For more information please see the this page. ▶ http://goo.gl/kxwjt  榮Blog▶http://sakaefly.exblog.jp  榮Facebook▶http://www.facebook.com/KanzashiSakae.fanfan  榮Twitter▶http://twitter.com/sakae_e  #月下美人 #A Queen of the Nigh #Epiphyllum Oxypetalum #kanzashi #簪 #かんざし #髪飾り #hair #pin #sakae #榮 #art #head #dress #accessory #flower #resin #樹脂 #ornaments #美の壺

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Auction▶http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e160470554  桔梗かんざし, Balloon Flower Kanzashi Hair ornaments, Made by SAKAE (sakaefly.exblog.jp) Photo by RYOUKAN ABE (www.ryoukan-abe.com) 画像等の無断転載はご遠慮下さい No reproduction or republication without written permission. It is not glass! The material is Wire & Liquid synthetic resin. For more information please see the this page. ▶ http://goo.gl/kxwjt  榮Blog▶http://sakaefly.exblog.jp  榮Facebook▶http://www.facebook.com/KanzashiSakae.fanfan  榮Twitter▶http://twitter.com/sakae_e  #桔梗 #Balloon Flower #Bell #kanzashi #簪 #かんざし #髪飾り #hair #pin #sakae #榮 #art #head #dress #accessory #flower #resin #樹脂 #ornaments #美の壺

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