character doll




Imaginary creature dolls, finger-puppets, and characters artist.
"Laughter is the best medicine.” is her favorite saying, so she values something cheerful and delightful in her works and life.

Studied Fine Art at New York School of Visual Arts and studied personal color analysis and color psychology in Tokyo.

Since 1996, She has been creating creatures using clays(mainly cork clays), cloth, and natural materials like nuts, shells, and chili peppers.

She has also been creating finger-puppets for 7years using clays and wool felt.

Nicola's site "Nicola's Studio"

Main activities

Providing dolls

* BS SKY PerfecTV! : "Natsuki Mari's, after the panic ..." doll provided

* NHK digital radio: "Multilinguali traditional Story" doll provided
Title of the story "The Sumou of a Mouse" "Kasajizo" "The Battle Sarukanei " " The Marriage of Mouse"

* NHK Educational TV: "Let's play in Japanese" Children's song corner doll provided.
Songs "Moguradon" "From the Forest " " Crow and fish eggs " " Heaven and Hell" "Lonely crow" etc.

* Fuji Television : " The Bouncing door " Hansoku-kun plush toy at guest shop corner nearly 100 yen (Guest: Tucky & Tsubasa's times)

* TV TOKYO: Drama " Someday the sun rises ~ Shimokitazawa apartment story" Nicola Lacola Puppet provided


* Hachijojima Character "Ashitaba-chan" (8 * Fuku) Production

* SCIO Co., Ltd.: PC software " Hansoku-kun " series Character production · Visual offering


* Delicattesen Publishing (Italy) "Mascotte": Cork dolls posted

* Maru-c: Posted a photo manga "NicolaLacola Times" (now finished)

Character item

* Hachijojima character Ashitaba chan goods ("Ashitaba-chan‘s song" CD · Tenugui · T shirt · eco bag · tote bag etc)

* "Fast sales dealer Sugoroku mug cup" "Sokuhan-kun figure" at "Forest department store fast fun" site.

* System Service Co., Ltd. "Nicola Laola" Plush toy, plush toy BIGSIZE, mascot key chain, puppet, coin purse

* July 2001 participated in BS Fuji "Contents Fund". Earn the right to character commercialization.

* Exhibition and sale of cork dolls at Harajuku "Clockwork Gallery Shop (present design festa gallery)" (now closed)

* Exhibition and sale of cork dolls at the Daikanyama Art Gallery & Art Shop "ARTS RUSH ~ ART RUSH ~" (now finished)



Dubadabba Theater

The web comic "Dabadaba Theater" of Hachijojima Character "Ashitaba-chan"produced by Nicola is here ↓