Celebration of every optimistic lives on Japanese animism

Oshibe, meaning stamen in Japanese, is a playful interactive music and lighting sculpture. It represents optimistic elements of life, for instance, plants, eggs, light and the moon.

When you put a semi-transparent egg on one of five stamens, Oshibe plays different ambient sounds, depending upon the particular combination of stamen. Audiences can create their own sounds, using the locations and numbers of eggs. This interactive sculpture creates a therapeutic and positive atmosphere differently inspired by everyday life.

The idea is inspired by a Japanese ‘animistic’ view of life. Animism, which is the belief that everything has a spirit, including everyday objects such as trees and plants, is a belief in Japan that has existed since ancient times.




Past Exhibition

February 2013 IIT Bombay, India
February 2011 Kinetica Art Fair, London
September 2010 Tent London
June 2010 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
May 2010 ICFF New York

Media Appearance

May 2010 Habitus living (USA)
May 2010 Exclama magzine(Colombia)
May 2010 Contemporist (USA)
May 2010 Apartment therapy(USA)
May 2010 Hometone (USA


Creative Direction and Design
Tomomi Sayuda

Sound Design
Kumiko Yabu

Technical Support
Nicolas Marechal
John Nussey
Shozo Kuze