Meet Kyoko Niikuni
Originally from Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, Kyoko has lived in Seattle since the 1970's. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is her inspiration.
Kyoko's fascination with Folk Arts and Crafts was ignited during a 2 year journey backpacking around the world. Today, she works from her studio in Monroe, Washington.
Handcrafted Log Home
Kyoko and her then artist husband chose to settle in Carnation after traveling the world. With very little money, but a great deal of grit and determination, a home was built from the native trees on the lot purchased with life savings. The result is a 2,000 square foot architectural masterpiece, featuring a 30-foot handcrafted spiral staircase and custom made furniture.
In rural Carnation under the canopy of old growth forest sits a 2-1/2 acre property with a two story studio and a handcrafted log home.
In the News
In December ,2003, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer published an article about Kyoko and her home.