Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My workshops, lectures and presentations

My mainly job is sculpting models.
On the other hand, I do some workshop programs for children and adult.

drawing dinosaur reconstruction workshop for children.

drawing Mosasaurus and Plesiosaurus  reconstruction workshop

sculpting dinosaur model workshop .

Assembling Apatosaurus skeleton workshop.

 We used the Apatosaurus skeleton drawing by Takashi Oda for this  teaching material, and he tried to this workshop and added the reconstruction drawing!

 Lecture on dinosaurs and paleo animals with paleontologists or students.

paleontology lecture at a cafe in a department store.

 Dinosaur symposium in Tamba City.

This year, I did workshops more than 15 times and, several lectures and presentations.
Talking with various people on paleontology is very important for my activities.
I'm looking forward to meeting many people next year!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Kentrosaurus (2012)

Kentrosaurus aethiopicus

Length 54cm
Scale 1/10

Main references, 

 ・"CAD assessment of the posture and range of motion of Kentrosaurus aethiopicus HENNIG 1915"  Mallison, H. (2010).(Swiss Journal of Geosciences online first)

"Defense capabilities of Kentrosaurus aethiopicus HENNIG 1915. "
Mallison, H. (Palaeontologia Electronica)

・"Evidence for a sauropod-like metacarpal configuration in stegosaurian dinosaurs"
PHIL SENTER( 2010). ( Acta Palaeontologica Polonica)

・"New finds of stegosaur tracks from the Upper Jurassic Lourinhã
Formation, Portugal"
( Acta Palaeontologica Polonica)



Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I sculpted this Tarbosaurus for the model of the official toy of the special exhibition "The Gobi:Cradle of the most enchanting dinosaur fossils"  at Osaka Museum of Natural History.

The length is 25cm.
The material of commodity is PVC.
 manufactured by favorite (Kinto)

This toy is sold only the special exhibition. The special exhibition is not so big, but is very wonderful. There are about 200 exhibits, and the almost are original fossils!! I'm very proud that I could sculpt this model with supervising by paleontologist for the exhibition .

Friday, September 28, 2012

Desmostylus 2 (2010)


Length 15cm

Scale 1/20


This models are sculpted for Numata Fossil Museum in Japan.

 On Desmostylia, several japanese researchers study the reconstruction.
I sculpted this works with the supervision of  Norihisa Inuzuka (Tokyo university), a researcher of  Desmostylia.>The other Desmostylus models for Numata Fossil Museum.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Guanlong (2012)

Guanlong wucaii

Length 40cm
Scale 1/8

Main references, 

"Scientists Discover Skeletons Of The Oldest Tyrannosaur"
  ScienceDaily (Feb. 9, 2006)

・”Dinosaur Expo 2009”  Official Guide Book 



Sunday, August 26, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Probactrosaurus (2010)

Probactrosaurus gobiensis
length 40cm
scale 1/15

Main references,

・”On Asian ornithopods (Dinosauria: Ornithischia). 4.
ProbactrosaurusRozhdestvensky, 1966”

・”The Last Dinosaur Kingdom(1992)”  Official Guide Book

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hypsilophodon (2012)

Hypsilophodon foxii
length 33cm
scale 1/5


Main references, 

"The ‘dermal armour’ of the ornithopod dinosaur Hypsilophodon from the Wealden (Early Cretaceous: Barremian) of the Isle of Wight: a reappraisal" 
Richard J. Butler, Peter M. Galton

"The Dinosauria" (2nd ed.)


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Journey to Belgium and Germany.

 I participated in the symposium on turtle evolution at Tubingen University.

Before go to Germany, I visited Belgian.

 The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

 The Löwentor Museum.

 Tubingen University paleontology museum.

The Hauff Museum in Holzmaden

The Jura Museum

Every museums were excellent!
I could see many famous and very interesting specimens.
And it was very happy for me to talk with some friends and many paleontologists.
I express my gratitude to everyone.