Momoko Okada, Japanese Traditional Metalsmith

Momoko Okada, Japanese Traditional Metalsmith. Tucson, AZ. |  2021

Momoko Okada is a Tucson-based metalsmith originally from Hokkaido, Japan. After pursuing art degrees abroad, Momoko reconnected with tradition by apprenticing with the last kashima-style Nunome master, Master Kashima, in 2004. Since then, she’s worked to spread the use of traditional Japanese metalsmithing techniques worldwide. She worked with Melanie Nelson to share Kaga and Nunome inlays, raising techniques, and design tools.

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