"It’s out of the bag! We’ve put together an exhibition on all things miniature and all Liliputians (or imposters hidden among us) are invited to join us on Gulliver’s travels (up to Kult Gallery).

More than 70 artworks will be showcased, but only if you can spot all of them."

-Kult Studio & Gallery, visit their website here

Here, she showcased her super tiny felt miniatures.

ABOUT THE artworks

omamori series (2022)

Felt, cotton, UV resin

2.0 x 0.5 x 2.5 cm

Kachi-chan the bunny manages a shrine in the town. He has a knack for wood carving and enjoys making wooden dolls that symbolize resilience, which is related to his name ‘勝ち‘. During the annual Natsu Matsuri (summer festival), Kachi-chan is selling wooden fortune dolls along with his fortune consultancy.


Felt, cotton, sequins

1.5 x 1.5 x 2.0 cm

Taiya-chan the grey poodle puppy is also participating in the annual Natsu Matsuri (summer festival) this summer with his twin sister, Takoki-chan who sells takoyaki. He’s also talented in cooking, so he’s having trouble deciding what to sell at his stall. Just like Takoki-chan’s situation, Ramune-chan the hamster suggested him to sell Taiyaki (bean paste filled fish-shaped pancake) as his name sounds similar. Being an efficient worker, he set up his stall within a week and sells his taiyaki like hotcakes (literally!).

Claw machine series (2023)

Felt, cotton, glass, plastic

1.5 x 1.5 x 2.0 cm

Fufufu-chan the bear works as a juggler in an amusement park. The summer heat is repelling customers despite being the most active season. Not wanting the amusement park to close down, she supports the idea of his colleague Warako-chan the clown puppy. Warako-chan came up with the idea of selling traditional frozen sweets in a claw machine. To boost entertainment, Fufufu-chan juggles some food samples inside the claw machine.

vending machine series (2023)

Felt, cotton, glass, plastic

1.5 x 1.5 x 2.0 cm
Ramune-chan the hamster is stuck in a vending machine! Known as the famous soda water in Japan, you’ll see ramune sold in convenience store, mama shops, and vending machines. Ramune-chan is so addicted to drinking ramune that he decides to become one. He made his own ramune costume and got thirsty, so he crawled into the vending machine for a drink. Little did he know there’s now way out, unless you buy something that opens the dispenser for him to get out!

toy shop series (2023)

Felt, cotton, glass, plastic

1.5 x 1.5 x 2.0 cm

Yuuki-chan the beagle puppy is the drum major of the town’s marching band. Just for this summer, his band is putting together a pop up toy store selling limited edition toys. He is in charged of selling wooden toys and music boxes inspired by snacks and dishes sold by food stalls at the annual Natsu Matsuri (summer festival). 

blindbox series (2023)

Felt, cotton, glass, plastic, UV resin

1.0 x 1.0 x 2.0 cm

Yuki-chan the bunny used to work at a postman, but her hobby in baking strawberry shortcakes led her to start selling pastries after work. As her cake designs became increasingly intricate, her side hustle attracted many cake lovers that inspired her to open a cake shop for their annual Natsu Matsuri (summer festival). She’s also delivers cake to customers hosting birthday parties and special events. 

the media launch

the opening party

the artist talk

ABOUT THE artist

Katsukin Takamura is a contemporary Asian fibre artist who explores the human conditions through Surrealistic miniature sculptures that are sometimes combined with felt-textured portraits turned into mixed media collages. Influenced by Surrealist Rene Magritte, multidisciplinary pop artist Murakami Takashi, and micro sculptor Willard Wigan, she blends imaginary creatures with pop culture references to construct mini sculptures with huge presence.

Katsukin presents felt sculptures ranging from 0.5cm to 2.0cm in height. Her larger works combine with other materials such as glass bottles, ultraviolet resin, glitter, sequins, and other fabric types. In 2021, she participated in 私の可愛いOO Vol. 2 group exhibition at Gallery IYN in Osaka, Japan, exhibiting her digital illustrations and handmade sculpture prints. She held her solo show 3 x 4 = 住に at Gallery IYN in Osaka, Japan, where she displayed her handmade sculpture prints.