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Forget the Kardashians, Jenners, Hadids and even the one and only Taylor Swift, Instagram’s latest ‘It’ girl is a 93-year-old grandma from Japan. Emiko has quickly become an internet sensation after granddaughter and artist Chinami Mori started posting photos of her “favourite person in the world” on her Instagram feed.

Specializing in the zen art of Saori, an eclectic hand-weaving technique developed in Japan that celebrates individual beauty, Mori has found the perfect model for her pieces. She says that, at first her proud O bāchan (or grandma in Japanese) would just pop by her studio for visits, then she started trying on the hats, scarves and clothing Mori weaves. The only logical next step? Take and post photos and video of the gorgeous and cheerful Emiko…and share the joy!

Emiko’s prescence on Mori’s feed (@1000waves) has earned the artist at least 10,000 new followers from across the globe, but more importantly, it’s made both women really happy. “I make grandma happy, and that’s just so much fun for me, too,” Mori has said. It’s totally infectious because…

She looks pretty darn happy

 

#heart#❤#love#1000weave#tgcemk#grandma#93yearsold#weaving#happy#yarn#handmade#colorful#knit#wool#model A photo posted by mori chinami (@1000wave) on

No matter the style, she pulls it off

She’s down with y’all

 

And she’s A-O.K.

おばあちゃんが世界登録されました! Domoarigato☆ #Repost @instagram with @repostapp ・・・ Chinami Mori’s (@1000wave) 93-year-old grandmother Emiko is regularly photographed in a burst of color, looking as happy as a clam, while modeling her granddaughter’s bright weavings. Chinami embraces a Japanese freestyle weaving technique called Saori, which allows her to mix and match colored yarn, string and fabric. “There are no rules,” explains the Japanese artist. “I can weave as freely and as colorfully as I want.” And no one wears — or personifies — her work better than Emiko, who spends time at Chinami’s workplace almost every day. “She’s my favorite person in the whole world,” says Chinami. “I make grandma happy, and that’s just so much fun for me, too.” 森千波 (@1000wave) さんが作るビビッドな色合いの織物を見事に着こなすのは、祖母のえみこさん、御歳93歳。織物には“さをり織り”とよばれる大阪で発祥した手織りの手法を用いている。「裂いた布でもなんでも織り込めるものであれば、ルールはありません。何にもとらわれず、思うままにカラフルに織り成せる最高の織物です」と話す千波さん。自由でカラフルな世界感から生まれる織物をカメラの前で表現できるのは、ほぼ毎日作業場で一緒に時間を過ごすおばあちゃんしかいない。「世界で一番好きな身内です。おばあちゃんを楽しませて、自分自身もおもいっきり楽しんでいます」#tgcemk

A photo posted by mori chinami (@1000wave) on

We want to laugh like her

 

Because every moment looks like pure joy

Seriously, ain’t she cute?

 

Your move, Yoko