Kazuaki Harada is a contemporary Japanese woodworker who creates whimsical wooden automata that perform all sorts of stunts simply by the turn of a handle. The devices are playful, silly and sometimes nonsensical.
Hazuaki Harada creates toyish sculptures that look somewhat useless, but that bring some strange poetry to the place they are presented in.
Harada learned the craft under the English automata maker Matt Smith, and afterwards took to his Yamaguchi studio to create his own mechanical sculptures. His automata are range from small, silly ones…
Creative Wooden Automata by Kazuaki Harada:
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