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

I am illustrator from Japan, and 29 years old.
I grew up in Gifu city until I was 18, and then moved to New York for study for two years. Now, I am in Tokyo with my husband and a lot of beautiful plants, and enjoying Tokyo life.



2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I like colorful, and I love all the vivid color and bright colors specially. Thousands of colors make me feel happy.
And I have drawn a lot of colorful girls and colorful animals.
The girl who is drawn by me does not seem to be sometimes happy (They do not make a smile forcibly). But I think that they always feel free and happy.


3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Most of my works are drawn in acrylic paint. I am used to using acrylic because I have used it since long ago.
But I have often used Photoshop recently. Photoshop is the quickest and easiest to work.
Now I really want iPad Pro and apple pencil and am going to buy it soon. I know it will become my most favorite.


4. What is your artistic process like?

Sometimes the idea comes to my mind. But it does not come every day. In that situation I look for something that I want to draw. Anyway, I draw something even if not found.
When I write some picture books I start looking for the basic theme of a story while I imagine if I am a very young age girl. And I value exciting feeling and “why?”


5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I am inspired by books, people, plants, nature, city… So many!!


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

Drawing is the only thing that I have been keeping since I was child. I grew up with drawing.
It is very happy to create something of only one in the world. I am happy.



7. Where did you study?

I studied drawing at the school in Tokyo.
And I had interested in psychology of child when I made picture books and I went to a welfare college in Tokyo to study of childcare and education.


8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

Freelancer. Keeping fun and love painting and creating more art.


9. What about in ten?

Very shy. I was a girl who hate going to primary school.


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

I want creating some animals and characters. And making toys of them. They protect children from nightmare at night.



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

Miso soup, hot water, and foods made by my husband!!


12. Favourite book?

I love books written by Banana Yoshimoto.


13. Favourite genre of music?

Piano music


14. What are your hobbies?

Drawing, reading, sleeping, having coffee with my friends. And yoga.


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

Stage actress