Odamaki Yoshio Suzuki

This kaleidoscope is named Odamaki – The Japanese name for the Columbine plant.  This scope probably represents a Miyama Odamaki, the dwarf Fan Columbine, which is a domesticated version of an alpine Columbine found in Japan.  The artist unveiled a parlor kaleidoscope at the 2017 Kyoto convention that was a wood scope with carved flowers (see picture in gallery).  He also had a variety of small handheld scopes with hand carved flowers.  We saw this scope and had to have it as my wife’s middle name is Columbine.  There is a picture in the gallery of a Miyama Odamaki that Karen and I happened to find growing out of a rock wall  in a small village in the mountains above Kyoto.  The scope is not signed. The scopes are hand carved and it appeared that they were each one of a kind.

Kaleidoscope Created: 2017
Kaleidoscope Sub Type: Handheld
Type of Edition: One Of A Kind
Kaleidoscope Construction: Carved Wood
Number of Mirror Systems: 1
2 Mirror, 6 Point

Cell/Object Type
  • Turning
  • Liquid Filled Cell
  • Puck

Object Cell Contents
  • Glass
  • Small Glass Beads

Image features: Mandala
Lighting features
  • End-lit
  • Side-lit

Background features: The Turning Cell Has A Clear Faceted Center With A Translucent Blue Perimeter
Retail Price: 45000

Yen, roughly equivalent to $450.00

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database entry by: Karen and Doug Norman
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