Wako Amata Biography

Wako Amata has liked dolls since she was a child.  She was inspired while watching a television program by Yuki Atai, a very famous doll artist.  She learned his doll making style and started making her own dolls in 1992.

Wako's dolls are inspired by images in movies and books.  She makes the doll while imagining a background and the historical time period.  The doll's face is made of La Doll and covered in fabric.  The wire body is then covered in shredded wood stuffing.  She uses Japanese cloth to clothe her dolls.

Although Kim met Wako in Florida at IDEX 2013, Wako can be found attending many exhibitions mainly in Tokyo, Japan.