Koji Yamami  

  Koji Yamami is one of the Japanese kaleidoscope artists best known to the US people.
He has attended Brewster conventions since 1995 and has shown his works every year.
He won the People°«s Choice Award in 2001 and 2003 for his one of a kind kaleidoscopes.
His first encounter with modern kaleidoscopes was in LA while he was studying design and several art subjects in the college.
He was shocked at its infinite images.

After coming back to Tokyo, he started to make kaleidoscopes not knowing of the existence of keen lovers or the future development of the kaleidoscope market.
He mainly creates stained glass kaleidoscopes especially of limited editions or one of a kind scopes, however he is very positive in using other media for his kaleidoscopes.
He is collaborating with Arita porcelain artisans in producing kaleidoscopes and teleidoscopes, which proves to be a nice combination of Japanese traditional craft and modern kaleidoscope art.
He also helps a Japanese aluminum maker in creating affordable aluminum scopes.
In spite of their low prices they are good quality items and enjoyed by many people.

He is also very active in promoting the wonderful world of kaleidoscopes and has classes teaching how to make original stained glass kaleidoscopes.