Atelier Chocolat Box主宰
2018年９月 一般社団法人 日本うさぎ羊毛フェルト協会設立
(Chocolat Box Makiko Hata) lives in Yokohama. She has been enjoying handmade crafts from an early age by her mother’s side who organized puppet shows. She majored in fashion at a junior college and has experienced various crafts such as dressmaking, shadow box and cartonnage. Her career as a creator of needle felted rabbits started when she got a pet rabbit. Since 2008, Makiko has been exhibiting and selling her work and teaching needle felting. As the only needle felting class in the world that teaches how to create felted rabbits, her lessons have become increasingly popular and she now has students not only from the Kanto region but also from all over Japan and even overseas. In addition to solo exhibitions and workshops in Japan and abroad, her custom-made, lifelike felted rabbits that remind people of their beloved pets are also popular. Makiko holds her regular classes at the NHK Cultural Center in Aoyama (Tokyo) and Umeda (Osaka) as well as in her Yokohama studio. She has established the Japan Needle Felted Rabbit Association in 2018.