Photo by : Karin Shikata
I’m from Japan and based in Berlin ・Germany since the summer of 2016.
I studied character design ( Illustration / Children’s books / Animation ) at the Kyoto University of Art and Design (JP).
After graduating, I worked for 3 years as an assistant to the manga department of the Kyoto University of Art and Design (JP).
Since 2015 I work as a freelance illustrator. I loves using unique color palettes to express my perception of the world.
We don’t have any transportation , one hour drive to the nearest store by my father’s car.
Anyway, my home town is really small village with really beautiful nature.
When I was a child, it was a great entertainment to play endlessly with paper, color pens and fantasy world of my head.
When I was 15 years old, I left from my parents’ home because I have to go to high school.
Our village have unfortunately only elementary school and junior high school.
I had to be independent from 15 years old and
drawing illustration with fantasy world of my head became moral support for me.
When children who living in a small village like a me will start to the time to Journey of life from there ,
I want to leave something to make them realize that “The world is how big and there are so many choices” with my illustration and text.
Tandem App – interview
goo POPLRTA – Essay
Embassy of Germany ( Tokyo・Japan) / Tandem APP (Berlin・Germany) / Yeoja Magazine (Berlin・Germany) / veggy ( Tokyo・Japan) / SERENDIP TRAVEL ( Tokyo・Japan) /
BLAST Inc. ( Tokyo・Japan) / SAGOJO Inc. ( Tokyo・Japan) /LCL, Inc.( Tokyo・Japan) / NTT Resonant Inc. ( Tokyo・Japan) / NORITZ CORPORATION ( Kobe・Japan) / etc…
Official web magazine of Embassy of Germany in Tokyo.
2019.05 -New column started “Berlin life as an Illustrator.”
The only one vegetarian magazine in Japan.
I’m writing about nature power place and vegetarian culture in Berlin or other countries.
Magazine about home cooking by NORITZ CORPORATION.
I’m writing about Journey abroad,meet people and learn how to home cooking from people who I met there.
I wrote : Germany ・Austria ・Ecuador ・Estonia・Belgium
5th Solo exhibition “It’s just a feeling.” @Wort für Wort / Berlin, Germany
Gedankenがいぞがしい!! @Hiroshima Mon Amour Berlin / KiKi & Julie / Berlin, Germany
Solo exhibition@Tabunzettai Gallery / Osaka, Japan
Heisei no ana @Vanilla mania / Tokyo-Ginza, Japan
3rd Solo exhibition @Cafe anamune / Osaka, Japan
Hakuchumu ＠Gallery LE DECO / Tokyo-Shibuya,Japan
2nd Solo exhibition @Gallery Ubeful / Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation show / KUAD Outstanding Student Award
1st Solo exhibition @ Cafe dining near / Kyoto, Japan
Mebae – Outstanding Students exhibition @Galerie Aube / Kyoto University of Art and Design