starnet has been involved in various activities through practicing life style in a way of creative self-sufficiency harmonized with nature in the town of Mashiko Tochigi as known as Pottery village.
1998 : started “starnet” has organic restaurant and gallery and studio of pottery and costume.
2004 : Founded environmental design office and created an environment and architects and space by craft techniques.
Opened “exhibition space ZONE” and held exhibition and workshop and concert.
2007 : Opened “RECODE” where an institution aimed at health care by natural remedies such as herbal.
Started “STARNET MUZIK” and began making music CD with a concept that “sound in harmony with nature”.
2009 : produced comprehensively an art event “TSUCHI MATSURI” of Mashiko town.
2010 : Started “art workers studio” and designed and modeling natural life element.
2011 : Opened “starnet Tokyo” and “starnet Osaka”.
Partners Yasuto and Tomoko Suzuki work together to produce daily life tools with iron and fabric.
“I use iron to make knives and cutlery for the outdoor use. Cloth is made for garments, bags and small compositions. We appreciate the Japanese tradition of taking good care of tools and would like people to use these tools for a lifetime. We make knives in the classic method, using fire and hammer. Fabrics are colored with genuine indigo dye or persimmon tannin. To strength it we have added quilt.”
Yasuto Suzuki (Iron)
1959 Born in Tokyo and raised in Iwaki-city, Fukushima
1981 Graduates from The Institute of Men’s Fashion
Apprentices himself to Kensuke Ishizu, known as”The God of the men’s fashion industry” 2000 Returns to Iwaki-city at the age of 40.
His main profession is sharpening cutlery both in Tokyo and Fukushima
Becomes a disciple of the blacksmiths Shyozo Hasegawa. 2009 Launches his own brand ‘omoto’ with his wife Tomoko.
Tomoko Suzuki (Cloth)
1981 Born in Iwaki-city, Fukushima
2001 Graduates from Institute of Fashion Culture in Iwaki 2003 Joins an apparel maker
2009 Finds ‘omoto’ with her husband, Yasuto.
￼￼Creates her work in Tokyo and in Fukushima.