・India ink, Paper, mounting for a scroll, No box
I started my career as a manga artist, but after being recognized by Takashi Murakami, I have been active mainly in Europe as a painter.
The longer I lived outside Japan, the more I have come to realize how Japanese I am.
Likewise, the more I drew on materials other than manga manuscript paper, the more I have become aware of my background as a manga artist.
While paining, I imagine that hundreds of years later, Japanese manga characters would live on in a similar way that icons from Medieval and Renaissance Italy continue to captivate us today.
Born in Gunma in 1977.
Graduated from Gunma University, Faculty of Education.
Started drawing manga series Fudegami on Monthly Shonen Jump from 2003.
Invited to give lectures and workshops at various events in the world.
Held numerous solo exhibitions including “Personaggi – incone: dei fumetti giapponesi nella cultura mondiale” at Palazzo Medici-Riccardi / Italy in 2014; “ICON-TACT – The New Horizon of Manga” at Takashimaya Shinjuku / Tokyo in 2020. Participated in “Nihonga ZERO,” exhibition under supervision of Takashi Murakami, in 2011.
Collaborated with fashion brand McQ Alexander McQueen for women autumn /winter collection 2014.