I am a printmaker, book binder, and graphic designer. I use art for expressing what I cannot verbalize, mostly emotion. It is often bold, simple use of composition, shape and color since I believe simplicity can be resonated to more diverse viewers rather than excessed specificity. I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and am now living in San Francisco. This experience living in a completely different foreign country gave me confusion of my identity as well as integrity in the whole world. So expressing the idea has been naturally my creative theme.
My favorite style is a combination of traditional mediums and digital techniques to expand the possibility of expression. Especially, printmaking often provides me happy unexpected results, so it has been my favorite traditional medium not only because it is compatible with digital media.
San Francisco State University (2017)-B.F.A in print making