Knew about Take-G Toys since 2007. Takeji (Take-G) Nakagawa is the artist behind Take-G. He held an exhibition every year, and this is the only chance for collectors to see or purchase his hand crafted wood works. He usually make more for the small pieces, but the large pieces he only make 1 or 2 pieces. His work is not just a normal wood sculpture, but is the traditional Yosegi-Mokuzougan...in Japan the Hakone-Odawara region is famous for this traditional handcraft. Each piece is using different type of wood glue them together first, and then sculpt it to create the different wood tone effect, not a single drop of paint used on each piece.
This year the exhibition was held at his home and studio in Nagano, I'm so happy that I would be able to finally purchased his works and reviewed every piece at the exhibition. The piece that I got it is called "Matoi Douji", it stand about 2 ft. The piece is constructed by about over 7 pieces. There is a little guy and a chicken plane I choose to go with "Matoi Douji". This small piece stand about 6" tall, and it usually make more. But for big piece like "Matoi Douji", it will be just one off piece from the exhibition. Mr. Nakagawa usually make 2 pieces for the big one, he will keep one for future exhibition to show. This is a piece to end the year of 2011 for me. (more images after the jump...)