Japanese Art made in North East England

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I’m Noriko – an artist, children’s book author and illustrator.

I make paper collage using a traditional Japanese technique with modern material – newspaper.

In this website you can view my work, read my blog, shop and book workshops.

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About Noriko Matsubara

I practice a traditional Japanese art form called chigiri-e, in which pictures are created from hand-torn Japanese paper. While my work is influenced by my Japanese heritage, the material used is newspaper, adding a contemporary dimension to the work.  All images are made using only newspaper, with no added colours and no use of scissors.
I also write and illustrate chilren’s books. Visit my children’s books website for more info.

I currently live in Consett, County Durham, UK with my husband and two children.


Email: norikoart@gmail.com

Tel:     +44 (0)7506 834 550

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