Painting Journals with Japanese colored papers.
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Monday, August 1, 2022



Tiles 220419,220430,220505,220609,220618,220709

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 3.9×3.9 inches canvas

10cm×10cm カンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Here are a series of palm-sized tiles. The cool scenery from early summer to summer was sealed on a small tile. These include watery rocks, shallows, and ravines.  I create the scenery with green and water where I would like to stay in this time of the season.


Thursday, March 31, 2022



Trifle and Chocolate Trifle 220331

 Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×5.5 inches canvas

18cm×14cm カンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

They are the trifles I am always hungry for.   I created them simply with my appetite. 


Saturday, March 5, 2022

Pareidolia of landscape

I like the culture of appreciating the Pareidolia phenomenon, such as the views of the horizon, celestial bodies, buildings and trees that appear in the cross-sections of Paegina stones and discoloration of ceramic ware. The moment when I am fascinated by the fake scenery created by Pareidolia is a truly exciting experience with slight anxiety that my mind flies beyond space-time and is likely to be taken away to a distant world.


During creation, I cherish the microcosm of Pareidolia that emerges from the layers of Japanese paper. Below piece looks like a distant view of the city.


Landscape 220305

 Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 16×12 inches canvas

41cm×32cm カンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

Below is a Paegina stone purchased in Paris. The owner, Claude Boullé, a fantasy minerallogist, had been to Italy to cut out stones so I couldn't meet him.

以下の写真はパリで購入したパエジナストーン。店主の幻想鉱物学者Claude Boulléさんはイタリアへ石を切り出しに出かけていてお会い出来ませんでした。

In the upper section, you can see steep cliffs, the sea coast and dark clouds in the sky. In the lower section, you might find tent-like objects, figures in the vast wilderness, and houses in the distance.


Sunday, January 9, 2022

Planet 2201


Planet 2201

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 15 inch diameter circular plate.

I have been fascinated by the scenery of the microcosm that happens to appear on the cross section of minerals or the surface of Asian pottery for many years.
Since it wasn't quite enough to please me to appreciate precious stones, ceramic works, the surface of the lake where ice had melted and the decayed walls, I began to create such scenery by myself with Japanese paper and resin.
I'd like to create multi-layered texture which doesn't look artificial, but natural texture created by chance and passage of time.
Therefore, I came up with the technique of tearing and pasting Japanese paper so that no artificial brush strokes would remain.
Until the moment when the texture seems to be absolutely right, I keep stacking layers of Japanese paper.
The right moment is when the scenery makes me forget time and feel like to live in the microcosm.
On this piece, which imitates a fictional planet, while traveling to various points with your eyes, you can sit on a textured part like a cliff with a sharp edge, or get lost in thought at a place that looks like a waterside. There is a lot of fun here and there.
You can take a look deep into the layers, or run your eyes in parallel to think of a country somewhere far away.
The spatial axis of foreign countries or another planet intersects with the imaginary time axis of past history, sad memories, and the utmost happiness that someone (or some creature) will experience in the future. At this point, the moment feels like eternity.



Sunday, December 12, 2021

Winter treats 2021


211212  Winter Treats

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7×7 inches canvas
18cm×18cm スクエアカンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

As the outdoors get colder, winter sweets and decorations bloom in the rooms.
Visual joy is gold and silver glitter, crimson, orange, and green colors reminiscent of the rich fruits that are difficult to obtain in winter.
Auditory joy is a hard tremolo of glass, bells, and metal come into contact with each other .
Fragrance joy is the sweetness of dried fruits. And the scent of woody spice play bass in this orchestration of the scent.
Tactile joy is the contrast between the soft cat or the colorful yarn and the cold snow.
In the midwinter, my inner space is filled with these happy and warm motifs.


Thursday, November 4, 2021

My moon 2


Moon 211104

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7 inch diameter circular plate.

For me, the Moon is like a thin, cold and slightly sweet plate, so I count it as one slice of the Moon.
Here is the second slice of the Moon.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

My moon


Moon 211019

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 7 inch diameter circular plate.

This is the October cold moon hanging in my mind.