Yuriko Yoda are two of the leading Japanese kaleidoscope
artists whose works are highly valued at the Brewster
Kaleidoscope Society conventions.
They are always challenged with trying to realize
their dreams of creating original kaleidoscopes.
Mitsuru mainly works on the exterior, overall designs
with his originality.
Yuriko works on the glass object pieces and creates
breathtaking images which delight every person who
looks into their scopes.
Sometimes they work in collaboration with outstanding
Japanese artists of other categories and make their
creations into unbelievably beautiful kaleidoscopes.
Collaboration with Teruko Tsuji is a good example.
Besides their award winning masterpieces, they produce
lovely handheld kaleidoscopes.
They enjoy experimenting with various kinds of materials
They use glass tubes made in collaboration with
a traditional Japanese glass company, Murano glass
figures, Majorca pottery wares, and many other varieties.
They create their original world of kaleidoscopes
by adding different mirror systems and elaborately
torch-worked objects that match each tube design.
They are also very active in making original kits
for kaleidoscope classes.
They are generous enough to teach people how to
make beautiful and original scopes.
Mitsuru and Yuriko are gentle, warm and somewhat
modest people and their works vividly show their
ideas, happy and sad feelings,and hopes for peace
and the love of beautiful art.