Photo by : Karin Shikata

2016年夏より、ドイツ・ベルリンに拠点を移しました。
2012年京都造形芸術大学キャラクターデザイン学科卒業後、同大学マンガ学科研究室にて副手として3年間勤務。
2015年より、フリーランスに。独自の色使いで、世界観を表現することが得意です。

I’m from Japan and based in Berlin ・Germany since the summer of 2016.
I studied character design ( Illustration /Animation ) at  Kyoto University of Art and Design (JP).
After graduating, I worked for 3 years as an assistant to the manga department of  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.

交通機関が何もない、一番近いお店まで父の車で1時間。
とにかく、私の故郷は自然が美しい、とても小さな村です。
子供の頃、真っ白の紙とカラフルなペンと頭の中の空想世界で無限に遊ぶことは最高の贅沢で、いちばんの楽しみでした。

残念ながら、私たちの村には中学までしか通える距離になかったので、15歳のときに高校進学のため実家から旅立ちました。
15歳から自立しなければならなかった私にとって、絵を描くことは心の支えとなりました。

例えば、私のように小さい集落で暮らしている子が、そこから旅立つ時期を迎えたときに、
『世界はこんなにも広くて、こんなにも選択肢があるんだ』って気づけるようなものを残していけたら、最高だなと思いながら絵と文章をかいています。

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

English ▶︎TANDEM TALES : FROM LANGUAGE EXCHANGE TO ART EXHIBITION

Japanese▶︎TANDEM TALES : FROM LANGUAGE EXCHANGE TO ART EXHIBITION

goo POPLRTA  – Essay

Japanese ▶︎【私の転機となった作品】西の魔女に教えてもらった、大切なこと。

ドイツ大使館(東京・日本)/ Tandem APP (ベルリン・ドイツ)/ veggy ( 東京・日本) /株式会社SAGOJO( 東京・日本) /株式会社LCL.( 東京・日本) / 株式会社NTTレゾナント ( 東京・日本) / 株式会社ノーリツ  ( 神戸・日本) /株式会社SUBARU(東京・日本) etc…

Embassy of Germany ( Tokyo・Japan) / Tandem APP (Berlin・Germany) / veggy ( Tokyo・Japan) /SAGOJO Inc. ( Tokyo・Japan) /LCL, Inc.( Tokyo・Japan) / NTT Resonant Inc. ( Tokyo・Japan) / NORITZ CORPORATION ( Kobe・Japan) /SUBARU Corporation (Tokyo・Japan) etc…

Illustration
By hands (Watercolor・Acryl・pens etc) / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator
※ If you want to see sample illustrations by adobe illustrator, I will send to you portfolio. I did some works with clients. Please contact to me from contact form.

Animation
・Animate by illustrations
・Collage with illustrations (Animations) and video
Adobe Photoshop / Adobe After effect / Adobe Premiere

Writing on media in Japanese
Journey / culture / food / world / PR  

 

Young Germany  /  Client : Embassy of Germany (Tokyo,Japan)  / since 2017.07

Official web magazine of Embassy of Germany in Tokyo.
2019.05 -New column started “Berlin life as an Illustrator.”

veggy /  Client : kirasienne Inc. (Tokyo,Japan) / since 2019.01

The only one vegetarian magazine in Japan.
I’m writing about nature power place and vegetarian culture in Berlin or other countries.

おうちごはんラボ  / Client : NORITZ CORPORATION ( Kobe,Japan) / since 2018.10

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

 

2018
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

2014
Solo exhibition@Tabunzettai Gallery / Osaka, Japan

2013
Heisei no ana @Vanilla mania / Tokyo-Ginza, Japan
3rd Solo exhibition @Cafe anamune / Osaka, Japan

2012
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

2011
1st Solo exhibition @ Cafe dining near / Kyoto, Japan
Mebae – Outstanding Students exhibition  @Galerie Aube / Kyoto University of Art and Design