These “amateur” dolls are made for stop-motion animation, their frames constructed with movable brass ball joints. Their heads, hands, and legs are built of wood and their clothes are original designs of dyed and sewn fabric. They strike a greater variety of poses than amateurs, wanting us to feel the richness of their expressions even in standing position.
1979 Born in Gifu Prefecture.Japan
2009 Graduate from Osaka University of Arts, Department of Design
2008 Grand Prize for DAS (DAS Designers Association) Student Design Competition
2009 Prize for 94th two Department of Design Division
2010 Prize for 95th two Department of Design Division
2010 Special prize for Kansai two Department of Design Division
2010 Prize for International Art Triennale 2010 find the Da Vinci of the century
2011 Bronze prize for Maebashi Art competition live
2011 Prize for 96th two Department of Design Division
2012 Grand Prize for 97th two Department of poster design award
2014 Grand Prize for 99th two Department of poster design award
2006 Group exhibition “遊制行者of ten man "
2007 Group exhibition "ZOO"
2009 ART COURT GALLERY "P & E 2009" Exhibition
2010 First solo exhibition in GALLERIE CENTENNIAL
"Masayasu Tokoro movable skeleton doll Exhibition"
2013 Solo exhibition “Masayasu Tokoro Dolls” /NANATASU GALLERY
2014 The art fair +Plus-Ultla2014 / NANATASU GALLERY
2015 Solo exhibition “Masayasu Tokoro Dolls2” /NANATASU GALLERY
2015 The art fair +Plus-Ultla2015 / NANATASU GALLERY
2016 The art fair +Plus-Ultla2016 / NANATASU GALLERY