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Crowdfunding for Cheju Island Project 2016

Exhibition Related Project 2022

“Fujiwara’s Body Rust Discharge Workshop” is an art project that revolves around “rust” inside the body.* Illustrated are various

episodes around the participants, related to what I call ”the body discharging rust,” using actual rust resulting from a natural chemical reaction. The finished works, the participants keep as warnings to themselves.

* The original Japanese name of this project refers to a Japanese idiom that literally translates as “rust coming out of the body,” meaning “to take the consequences of one’s own deeds” or “to reap what one has sown.” “Rust” in this case can thus be understood as “residue” that amasses in oneself as a result of previous actions.

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「ふじわら 身から出たさび科」とは自身の「身から出たさび」を吐き出す藤原勇輝によるアートプロジェクト。




▼Japan version(Workshop)

▼Jeju island/Korea version

Umbilical Cord Accessory Project

Umbilical Cord Accessory


Real umbilical cords

Umbilical Cord Accessory
Silver925, hook, pin
W10 D10 H130 mm
W10 D10 H50 mm

This project started off from a request from a female friend, who asked me if I could make her child’s umbilical cord into a silver accessory. An umbilical cord is a mysterious and somewhat grotesque object (organ) that represents the connection between mother and child. The habit to preserve it carefully seems to be rather unusual even in a global context. This participatory art project aims to examine the increasingly diluted indigenous Japanese culture and mentality, by decorating the body once again with the same umbilical cord that was once cut off from it.

Translated by Andreas Stuhlmann


Washi Mask Project 2020

Washi Mask Project 2020
Video 7'20"(©️Hayashi Yuki )

Washi mask project: Japanese paper masks interwoven with plague themed literary texts

In March 2020, the unavailability of face masks from both physical and online stores inspired many people – including myself – to create their own masks. That was also when someone at H.Factory approached me with the suggestion to produce masks from Japanese washi paper.
In the process of gathering information, I found inspiration in Albert Camus’s The Pest (1947), a novel in which the author illustrates his personal experience with the French Resistance movement he was involved in, while at once battling the plague that was spreading in Medieval Europe at the time. The concept for this work developed from my discovery that those events coincided with the history of Japanese “balloon bombs” (the balloons for which were made of washi paper) that were used toward the end of the war.
Viruses and wars confront us with aspects of life and death. The idea behind this mid-/long-term art project is to carefully think about “how we can survive in the future,” through the act of producing and wearing masks made of washi paper, as long as the current virus is plaguing us.

Translated by Andreas Stuhlmann

和紙マスクプロジェクト —ペスト文学を織り交ぜた和紙マスク—

2020 年3 月現在、店頭やネットでマスクを買うことが難しくなり自作のマスクを身につける人が増えた。そして、私もその1 人であった。そんな中、H.Factory から和紙を使ったマスクを作ってはという提案を頂いた。
情報を収集していく中で、アルベール・カミュの1947 年に出版された小説「ペスト」に着想を得た。中世ヨーロッパで世界的に流行した感染症ペストと自らの大戦中のレジスタンス活動の経験を重ね合わせたとされる小説と、終戦間近に使用された風船爆弾(気球部分が和紙)の歴史とが同じ時間軸を共有する事に気付き、そこを出発点にコンセプトを構築していった。

BunnyLingo Project

BunnyLingo Earring
Bunnylingo Pair pendant

Since 2010
Pair pendant

The BunnyLingo brand offers a range of Fujiwara-produced goods.
Inspired by Claude Levi-Strauss’s text “The White Hare of Inaba,” I mixed parts of English and Japanese to create the brand name “BunnyLingo.”
It combines the image of a hare that, according to a Japanese myth, got its fur ripped off by sharks for deceiving them, and the custom of cutting the peel of an apple – ringo (or lingo) in Japanese – in the shape of rabbit ears as a lunch box garnish.

Translated by Andreas Stuhlmann

レヴィ= ストロースの「因幡の白兎」への言及に着想を得て、英語と日本語を組み合わせた造語「BunnyLingo」をブランド名とした。