Saturday, October 13, 2012

This is a portrait image for a new york based make-up artist, Nanae, who will launch her new website soon. My work will be a part of the site. I am so excited to see how it looks like.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This spot illustration is for Instigatorzine 17. I finished this image during the extreem heat wave, and I savor the autumn chilly air these days.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I worked for a project over the last summer. It's time to up them here.I walked around the city where the school is located to gather information for making the map with a designer who gave me the job. The scorching sun grilled us...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The quality and color of Japanese fireworks is amazing... It has been five years since I saw them last, and colors, technics are all changed. I went to Nagaoka fireworks, one of renown firework festivals in Japan, on August 2nd. It was unbelievably awesome.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Western Vegetables

The shapes and colors of the western vegetables are very unique to Japanese someone like me. I had chances to eat some of them during my stay in New York. Artichoke was very attractive vege, but I finally ate it a few weeks before I moved back to Tokyo. Because I didn't know how and which part I could eat it. And it was yummy-!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Antique stationery

A month ago, I was asked to answer the interesting questions regarding my illustration works and myself by a project I worked for. What is my biggest temptation? Every time I answered questions and interviews on myself, I get to know better who I am. Yes, antique and vintage goods are my biggest temptation. I never get tired of looking for antique furniture and general good like stationery, kitchen items, jewelry, typewriter, and more. When I was a high school kid, I seriously looked for a quill pen,but I couldn't find the best one. If I found like this purple quill pen, I would buy it. It was really fun to draw antique objects.

Lizard's tail

Sketching Lizard's tail on Sunday afternoon. I didn't know this flower is called LIZARD'S TAIL in English. Japanese name is Dokudami. Doku means Poison. Well,this plants gives out a bad smell though, I like the shape and color of this plants. The vines of leaves are quite interesting.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I am planning ahead for my summer vacation. Switzerland was the best choice for one month summer vacation to have a little rest and relaxation, however I gave up for some reason. Then I look back on where I traveled...Spain, Italy, Austria...where should I go or stay and climb The Japan north Alps? By the way, Instigatorzine Art Show is coming up on June 25th at Northern Soul Art Projects in Hoboken. I wish I could be there. Oh, I miss Hoboken where I used to visit by bicycle on weekends. My favorite piece, Weekend, was accepted for the show.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

On my way to work,I came across a bicycling magazine style guy pedaling a town-rider and my eyes were glued to him. I just wanted to know where he was heading to.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fall/Winter 2012 Show by jon karen LIFESTYLE ARTS
Launch Reception: April 26, 2012 6:00-9:00pm at White Studio

If you are in Singapore, please come visit and enjoy the show instead of me-!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I was invited to the group show in Singapore in April, and my work is ready for shipping now. This is a great opportunity for me to show my work to Singaporean. I truly appreciate Ms. Karen. I wish I could go to Singapore with my work. Details of the show will come out soon.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Xiaolongbao (Sad Moment)

One of my sad moments in my daily life is when Xiaolongbao's soup came out before I eat it. I need a practice how to eat Xiaolongbao. Would you ask me out to Chinese restaurant?

Friday, February 10, 2012


I often saw this kind of girl near the studio I worked for. In the holiday season, everyone near Macy's at 34st. was like her and they blocked my way with their shopping bags...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I don't often wear perfume, but those two perfumes are my eternal friends. Sweet and elegant scent suits for a lady. Am I eligible to wear them?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My new year's card, tea-poring piece, got 2nd prize at apollo image New Year's card contest in Japan.
This is a good start of Dragon year. Thank you so much!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New business cards! I am ready to promote myself in Tokyo. Pleas wish me luck.

Friday, January 20, 2012