[ about cotomono ]
Motoco Imamura (Bag Maker) born in 1974, living in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.
I started exhibiting my bags in 2008 in various design-shops and art-spaces in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyushu etc, and overseas.
My given name is Motoco. Motoco – > read upside down = cotomo cotomo + no = cotomono
In Japanese, the meaning of [coto] is individual,piece and [mono] is whole. I handcraft all my bags from design to production. I select my cloths carefully and make original pieces using the technique of silkscreen printing. I am particular about color, form and usability. However, bag making is not a purpose for me. It is a method. A method to meet people. My bags give me the possibility to an encounter. It is my method to move myself. A beautiful thing grows up a beautiful mind. In a beautiful mind grows peace. Therefore I want to create a beautiful thing. My mind moves my hands.It is my attitude.
cotomono（カバン作家 / 今村素子）