Kan Kan is Kanoko Takaya’s alter ego.
I used to make Kan Kan as a big size doll or cushion. The process begins through sketching and choosing the fabrications, from there I take the cut-out fabric to be sewn by a tailor, “sometimes the tailor would laugh, “what else does Kanako bring?”
The Kan kan figures represent me and my versatility as a person. I often laugh at how Kan kan figures look. Sometimes Kan Kan is myself, the other times is my friend. The Kan Kan process is always in between playing and making art, it’s both.