Bubun is a jewelry making duo of Megumi Jin and Nobuyuki Jin, based in Japan. Fascinated by glass as a student, Megumi studied glass coldwork and kilnwork at Tama Art University, where she created objects and jewelry. While continuing to make jewelry privately after graduation, she met Nobuyuki, who has a background in design, and the two began working together, sharing a mutual sense of beauty. They started exhibiting their work under the name Bubun in 2016. Bubun means "part" in Japanese. They believe jewelry becomes part of a person, both in the physical sense and in the spiritual sense. In 2019, they moved from Kanagawa to Kofu, the center of the jewelry industry in Japan, where they continues to work today.

Megumi JIN + Nobuyuki JIN
1978 Born in Kanagawa, Japan
Born in Okayama, Japan 1983
2002 B.A. in Design, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2004 M.A. in Design, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
B.A. in Craft (Glass),Tama Art University, Tokyo 2006
Started making jewelry together under the name 'bubun'

Solo Exhibition
CONTINUUM, gallery deux poissons, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibition
I AM ALL OF GLASS - Marianne Brandt & the art of glass today, Chemnitz Museum of Industry, Germany
bubun x Wataru Yamazaki, Design Gallery 1953, Tokyo, Japan

Art Fair
ART FAIR TOKYO 2019, Tokyo International Forum, Japan
ART FAIR TOKYO 2021, Tokyo International Forum, Japan

The name 'bubun' symbolizes our concern with the part, such as the detail of jewelry, jewelry on the body and the body in the universe. It can also include both spiritual and temporal matters like memories and moments originated with jewelry. This means our name does not indicate one particular part, but represents every single part that spreads from microcosm to macrocosm and from past to future. When the part attracts us is the moment that it expresses its beauty autonomously without sacrificing itself to an entirety and acquires a larger-scaled beauty by being harmonized with its surroundings. Similarly, it is mesmerizing when we discover one beauty after another by shifting our focus into smaller parts that constitute a larger prepossessing part. Our aim is to make works to initiate continual discoveries and acquisitions of beauty that arise in the middle of jumping from one part to another. We hope our piece of work become a part of you in all senses of the word.