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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I was born in Japan. I am studying design at a vocational school.



2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Things that one does not get tired of seeing. Colorful things that are makes one stress-free, I think that is beautiful.


3. What is your favourite medium and why?

It is SNS. I believe Twitter, Instagram has strong diffusive power that is a great media for many people to know about my artwork. I do my work digitally.


4. What is your artistic process like?

I like drawing since I was a child. I began studying design in earnest since I entered a vocational school last year. I draw illustration as personally from this year and posting my illustrations in SNS.


5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I am motivated by observing the activities of the same generation and my classmates. Also, I often get inspired by watching the MV of my favorite artist. I get inspiration from MV of BTS, Dua Lipa and so on. I also get inspiration from fashion magazines too.

The Vamps, Dua Lipa,BTSなど、色々なアーティストのMVを見ます。そこからインスピレーションを受けることが多いです。

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

It is like a machine to send out my view of the world and that gives me the opportunity to affirm myself. It is also one way of the ways to accept myself.



7. Where did you study?

I see various art through SNS. Since I am going to school in Tokyo, I will also gain some knowledge from the displays and advertisements of the city.


8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

My future dream is to become a designer. Being a designer, in charge of work such as advertisements. And I would like to be a person who can also do personal exhibits of illustrations.


9. What about in ten?

After 10 years I would like to be an art director. I would like to be involved in an artist’s MV production as well. I would like to be an art director who can draw out the charm of someone’s favorite artists.


10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I want to move the hearts of those who view my work, even if it’s just by a little. Of course in a good direction. I’d like to make someone feel “I’m glad I could meet this artwork today.” I want to make someone happy, even if it’s just by a little more.



11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

My favorite food is hamburgers. I think that the person who made hamburgers is a genius.


12. Favourite book?

I like Ed Catmull’s book “CREATIVITY INC.” (I have not read all yet, but haha) This book taught me my precious attitude in making things.


13. Favourite genre of music?

I listen to music a lot. I love and keep listening to the songs of The Vamps and New Hope Club. Recently, I listen to BTS songs. The lyrics of BTS make an impression on me. The songs of The Vamps and New Hope Club make me feel refreshed. BTS songs give me a chance to face myself. I love listening to these songs very much.

色々聴きます。ずっと大好きで聞いているのはThe VampsやNew Hope Club の曲です。最近は一番BTSの曲を聴きます。歌詞がものすごく響きます。聞いていると、とても爽やかで楽しい気分になるのがThe VampsやNew Hope Clubの楽曲で、自分と向き合う機械をくれるのがBTSの楽曲です。

14. What are your hobbies?

To draw illustrations, to listen to music, to watch MV, to eat with friends.


15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I can not imagine going down another road other than being involved in art. I like illustrations, designs and art very much, so I want to continue it and I do not plan to think about going down other paths.