"Miyaji's furniture epitomizes the genius of Japanese design where form and function come together."
- Midori Oka, Peabody Essex Museum
Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji was captivated by American cabinetry and
furniture craft while studying in Japan. She was inspired by the
success of women furniture makers in the States, and began creating
work influenced by American craftsmanship. Regardless of her
original inspiration, her pieces always essentially reference her
Japanese heritage. She uses a traditional finish called urushi, which
she perfected at the Kyoto City University of Art.
Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji's work is in the collection of the Museum of
Art and Design in New York and the Peabody Essex Museum in