Thursday, January 27, 2011


The owner of graphite. where I had a dual show with Keiko Tokushima recently sent me a photo. WG, Williamsburg and Greenpoint News+Arts. One writer wrote the article of our show with images. I can't wait to see the original one!
Please save one for me, if you find this news paper in Brooklyn.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chicken Chaser

I made this piece, chicken chaser, more than a year ago in my portfolio class. I liked the piece when I finished, but it has been buried among other mediocre illustrations.
Today I checked Illustration Friday and this week's topic is Chicken. It is better to make a new piece for the topic, but I decide to use my old piece (lazy?). I always wanted to participate in this site, but other things made me away from it ( excuse?).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

photos from the show

I regret forgetting to take photos with many my friends who visited the show.
I could say that the show was successful and I felt truly flation on the opening night!
Thank you every one!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


My parents' house in my hometown has a backyard. When I was a child, I helped them mow a lawn and pull out the weed. But I was always distracted from other things something like this image. I actually pulled an earthworm with chopsticks and screamed later because she was so fat and long!!! Whenever I go to my parents' house, I still help them with mowing the lawn, pulling out the weed. And I always scream when I find an earthworm.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cheap-candy Store ( Dagashi-ya)

I draw this piece is for the show at Graphite. I showed my mom this image through e-mail, she said the girl looked like me when I was a little girl. Maybe she is right. It took me a long time to buy something with my money.
At the opening night, many guests made comments on my works, and it seemed that ladies not only Japanese but also American found their childhood memories in this piece.
It is rare to see this old candy store nowadays, but the store still exists in our memory.

Thank you for coming to the opening night!
Hope you had a good time.
The show is going on till Jan. 16 at Graphite.

Last but not at least, belated Happy New Year everyone, wishing you the very best for the year of 2011!