bio

I am from the city called Yokohama, Japan. Since Yokohama developed as a major seaport, Western style quickly spread and was embraced by Japanese culture. I grew up influenced by the modern western environment, enjoying looking at Norman Rockwell’s posters, illustrated American pin up girls, and so on, which stimulated my interests in American culture. After working at an advertising agency in Japan, I came to New York City for an intensive study of illustration. At the School of Visual Arts, I developed my linear drawing style and sense of color. People’s feelings or characters are important for my work. I love observing people and drawing them with my unique view and sense of humor. In Japan, my major  was French literature in Rikkyo university. I still love to read. This reading leads me to continue to explore different cultures and worlds. In turn, this helps me to introduce the views of others through my illustration.

Clients

  • Vans
  • Random House
  • The New York Times
  • O,The Oprah Magazine
  • New York Magazine
  • The Boston Business Journal
  • Yoga Journal magazine
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities Magazine
  • BUST magazine
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • Angels on Earth Magazine
  • THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN
  • Bitch Magazine
  • New York Press
  • Domino Magazine
  • Time, Discovery Channel
  • Hirschen Berlin (Germany)
  • 11211 Magazine
  • CHOPSTICKS Magazine
  • Shueisha Publishing (Japan)
  • NHK (Japan)
  • Zebra Technology Corp.,
  • Kami Shobo  (Japan)
  • Tama Publishing Inc (Japan)

 

Awards and Recognitions

 

Press

      Hair’em Scare’ em ( Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co.KG, Germany)

 

 

      ish Magazine (Singapore)

 


 

 

Membership

Illustrators Tsushin, Professional Illustrators Group in Japan (イラストレーターズ通信会員)