April 14, 2019

March 2019 updates

March flew by while everyone in our little family was sick at one point. The cold we all caught was mild in the beginning, but was very persistent and we felt like we were not well for a long, long time.

There were some good things, too, though.

Some of my original works are now released for purchase at a gallery in Tokyo.
Please click the link below and scroll down:

They have been successfully selling collectible and vintage posters, limited edition prints, and now expanding their range with some original artwork — with my art! I think my paintings are the first originals they carry :)

I also released some additions to my Eastern zodiac print series at my Etsy shop:

These are giclée prints, professionally printed by an independent printshop in PA. Aren't the colors gorgeous? 8"x10", archival and ready to be framed!

Please stay tuned for other signs of the zodiac to be released, hopefully soon.

February 14, 2019











呆れてものも言えず、(何を言おうともう後の祭り)私はいわく付きのお返しチョコを持って帰宅、ことの顛末を母に話しながらおやつを食べたのでした。確かもらったのはAlmond Rocaで、チョコ好きの母が喜んでいたのを覚えています。



Happy Valentine's Day!

January 25, 2019

Shop Window at DaVinci Artist Supply in Chelsea: Now – Feb. 24

Happy New Year! ... It's late, but better than never.

For email/SNS new year greetings, I made this watercolor of running boars as it is the year of the boar (the pig in China), out of the twelve Asian zodiac signs.

This led me to design the shop window of DaVinci Artist Supply—a local art supply store I frequent because I love their range and the helpful staff—for their Winter Back to School Sale, which has been quite exciting.

Installation complete!

If you are in the Chelsea area between now–February 24, please stop by and take a look!
DaVinci is located at:

132 W 21st Street
New York, New York 10011

Mark and Kevin: two of the many nice people at DaVinci's!
Kevin is an illustrator.

A big thank you to Mark, who is in charge of marketing/promotion/design at the shop, who invited me and helped me throughout this process! He and I became friends last year or so while chatting about Japan and kendo. (I used to practice kendo waaay back when.) He is also a swordsman at Kenzen Institute who obtains the forth dan, and a talented representational painter. You can take a look at his work on his Facebook.

Window lit up in the twilight.
The lit-up snow drifts are Mark's idea. Beautiful.
These cutouts are available for sale.

November 29, 2018

Group Show at the Consulate General of Japan in New York

I will be showing one of my paintings alongside a group of wonderful local artists at a gallery inside the Consulate General of Japan in New York from Dec. 4-19. If you're in Midtown, please stop by!

December 4 – 19, 2018

299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171
18th Floor
(between 48 St and 49 St)

Hours: M-F  9:30am-  4pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

There will be no reception as it's inside the consulate (those uptight Japanese!), but friends, if you let me know you are coming, I'll try meeting you there. 

October 8, 2018

Group Show in Union Square

I will have a few new paintings in a group show in Union Square next month.

This year, a textile exhibition—of newly innovated sustainable fabric made from Kudzu plant—will be held by a group of students from Tama Art University (Tokyo, Japan; the art school I attended before coming to the US) at the same time.

If you are in the area, please stop by to see the show!
There will be some live music at the opening as well :)

Home Away From Home XIV 
October 22 – November 3, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, October 25 from 7-9pm

43A West 13th Street, New York
Hours: M-Th 12-6, Sat: 12-3, Closed Fri + Sun

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