Painting Journals with Japanese colored papers.
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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Gift Boxes


Tiles 221214

Tiles 221224

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

Once boxes were wrapped in a gift specification, they come to contain fantasies and dreams. Knowing that valuable things are hidden inside, they are also wrapped with thin cloths and papers to be even more erotic, and could be a fetish used in a ritual to damage the opponent with a loan under the name of a gift. Gift boxes of such a meaningful presence is worth enough to be a painting motif.  They are the gift boxes with an irresistible charm that makes you want to undress them.  Also, I added silver and gold paper foils that reminds me of the burial goods of the grave. Especially the golden color, which symbolizes drops of the sun, is the perfect decoration to encourage a depressed, zombie-like person. I drew this as a gift box for zombie-like myself.


Sunday, November 27, 2022

Condensed Strawberry Treats

Tiles 221125

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.

This tile shaped piece is my condensed memory of every strawberry confectionery which is fairly sweet. Having such a voracious appetite, I'm also highly conscious of beautiful body shape and dietary restrictions. When I finished this painting and found the sweet color of pink go wild, I felt pity for myself on diet.



Thursday, October 20, 2022

Ice cream pop


Ice Cream Pop 221013

 Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 3.9×1.9 inches canvas

10cm×5cm×6本  カンバスに和紙・アクリル樹脂

I prefer eating fruits ice cream bars in cold seasons to hot summer, and let them melt in my mouth in a warm place. A piece of sweets like a miniature garden seems to contain brilliance of life. When I feel like my life is about to disappear, I would let my mind play in a piece of jewel-like microcosm and take it into my body along with the joy of taste. However,I'm on a diet all the time, so I can't always follow my desire. In order to satisfy myself with only sight and touch, I make pieces like these by kneading my memory of eating and my imagination of eating. My candy-like creations are mostly produced by patience with appetite.


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.