Meet the Makers - Takako Hamano and Uno Fujisawa

28 Apr 2023

Are you in need of some artistic input or discussion partner on your project? Takako Hamano and Uno Fujisawa are open for a creative consultation and discussing ideas. 



T. Hamano and U. Fujisawa -  photo by Sandder  This image is part of the project  EatArt experience in experiments

Meet a Maker

At Mediamatic, we are lucky to be inspired by the many artists who work and stay with us for exhibitions, residencies and workshops on a daily basis. 

We are welcoming you to Mediamatic to meet artists and be inspired as well!

Meet-a-maker is a 30 min session to have a one-on-one talk with artists currently working at Mediamatic.

Do you want to learn more about an artist's works, from the artists themselves? Do you want to talk about your project with an artist whose work was an inspiration of yours? Come meet and talk with the artist.

Who is this for?

Are you interested in the interconnectedness of nature and the process of change? Do you want to learn more about how it is to work with Japanese knotweed? Are you looking for fresh insight on your artistic research? Do you need to talk through a concept, or receive some honest advice on your project? The conversations with Takako and Uno are meant for anyone who has a special interest in the interconnectedness of everything that surrounds us and how we adapt to circles of change.

During the session, you will have a 30-minute consultation with Takako and Uno to discuss anything relating to your work: any ideas you may have, or challenges you may be facing. You can expect an honest, invigorating conversation, which leaves you with plenty of food for thought.

About the artists


Takako Hamano

Growing up in the metropolis of Tokyo, Takako always longed for the summers she spent in rural Japan. In her current artistic practise, she is still (re)searching what her 6-year-old self was missing: the all-encompassing spirit of nature, its interconnectedness to all, and the profoundly mythical and mysterious life on Shikoku Island. 

In her drawings, books, and animations as well as in her soundscapes and spatial work, Takako tries to capture these profound ponderings of talking trees, laughing mountains, and being deceived by a racoon dog. Her work gives us a glimpse of this fascinating world where everything is (inter)connected. One way of connecting the various worlds of Takako, is her direct link to Nirono village on Shikoku Island, where she initiated the sustainable project Circular Niro. EatArt Experience supports this project, enabling a connection to rural Japan.

Uno Fujisawa 

Uno Fujisawa is an artist mainly focusing on the theme communication, as she believes that people experience the most profound joy through their connection with others. During the COVID pandemic, Uno initiated the concept To Feel ‘Life' is To Feel ‘Connection’. Which is currently further examined in her new project Edible Ikebana. Here, Uno researches the process of change; through growing vegetables herself and arranging the harvest using Japanese aesthetics, followed by preparing the vegetables and turning them into delectable dishes, to ultimately enjoy their beautiful flavours. Edible Ikebana reflects the continuously changing stages in life; from planting a small seed and nurturing its growth to admiring its full potential and consuming its crops. 

During the Japanese knotweed festival, Takako and Uno are working together to create an EatArt experience. Read more about it here.


When purchasing a ticket, you can choose a time between 12:00 and 13:00.
Artists/Students discount 7,50€ | Full price 10€
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

Takako and Uno speak English and Japanese. 

For questions please e-mail

Read our ticket terms and conditions here.