Drawing on inspiration from the oldest surviving chronicle in Japan, Atsumi's piece "Kojiki" Legend of Japan wowed all the judges. The amount of detail work that went into it was exquisite and even had some of the designers curious about how Atsumi was able to create pieces of her prize-winning design. One of the most striking and amazing features was the beautiful but massive pearl earring, that had many of the judges stumped by the breath-taking sheen across the surface. Regardless of how it was made though, Atsumi created a compelling and wonderous story in her work!
Congratulations to the Grand Prize Gold Medal winner Atsumi!