tram magazine is all about a tram and slow life in Tokyo especially along Toden Arakawa line. The chief editor of the magazine is a friend of mine whom I met at School of Visual Arts in New York city. Then I became a contributor of the magazine as an illustrator to make portraits of writers. I am very honored by that.
Please check the online magazine. You will be surprised at the range of the articles from the manner of the temple to the sweets and more! Please check it!
A talented hair stylist and my very supportive friend opened his own hair salon at Minami Aoyama. Salon Hanano. I met him in New York city and he was very serious to what he did but very funny ( yes he was often talking about Doraemon to me.) One day, he asked me to have one of my illustration works.
After I moved back to Japan, and when I had a show at a gallery in Shinjyuku in 2013, he showed up on the opening night. I haven't seen him since then, but what I was surprised is that he put the print of my illustration in his salon. I was so overwhelmed when I saw the picture of his salon.
Please check his website, I know you like him!
This is the image he chose. The title is "Coffee connoisseur 2011"
I did some illustrations for Japanese Business magazine, THE 21, May issue. I draw many business scenes with a bunch of business men. My working experience at a corporation in Tokyo may help me to create those images. There is nothing of wasted about our life!
If you get a chance, please take a look at the magazine at bookstores. Thank you AD Ms.IZICH from WELL Planning.