1. Finished drawing lots of icons for a map and learnt a bit of symbolic items in this area. I particularly loved this kind of windmills. Beautiful!

    Finished drawing lots of icons for a map and learnt a bit of symbolic items in this area. I particularly loved this kind of windmills. Beautiful!

     
  2. Hello again! So this is the second item from my stationery line, a set of two notebooks. They are also hand-printed by Boxcar Press in New York, and interior paper is beautiful Mohawk paper (orange for botanical and yellow for bird). Other than my design, Chronicle Books has published a few more designs by other designers, on which they are blogging here, and all the designs can be purchased from Chronicle Books or may be from your local shops as these are distributed internationally.
    2つ目のレタープレス商品、ノートブック2冊セット。中面の色がお気に入りです。

     
  3. I am so happy to announce my letterpress stationery is officially on sale today! There are two items, and the above is a set of note cards, which comes in a box (5 of each design) with envelopes made of beautiful Mohawk paper.These notecards are designed in Tokyo (me illustrating), San Francisco (planning and designing), and hand-printed in New York! We spent a lot of time in every detail, and I really appreciated patience and encouraging attitudes of people at Chronicle Books. The yellow colour was not yellow at first, but we changed the plan in the end and I am now very happy with the result.The other item will follow soon…レタープレスの商品が今日発売になりました。封筒付き、箱入りのカードセット。日本ではAmazonから購入できるようです。

    I am so happy to announce my letterpress stationery is officially on sale today! There are two items, and the above is a set of note cards, which comes in a box (5 of each design) with envelopes made of beautiful Mohawk paper.
    These notecards are designed in Tokyo (me illustrating), San Francisco (planning and designing), and hand-printed in New York! We spent a lot of time in every detail, and I really appreciated patience and encouraging attitudes of people at Chronicle Books. The yellow colour was not yellow at first, but we changed the plan in the end and I am now very happy with the result.
    The other item will follow soon…
    レタープレスの商品が今日発売になりました。封筒付き、箱入りのカードセット。日本ではAmazonから購入できるようです。

     
  4. My limited edition charity print ‘Tokyo’ is now available from Ask Alice's online shop (above photo is borrowed from Ask Alice). This piece is also in the 2014 charity calender from the same shop. The calendar includes lots of beautiful cities by amazing artists, so you should also check it out here.以前チャリティカレンダーの1ページとして制作した「東京」が数量限定のプリントとしてメルボルンの Ask Alice から販売中です。

    My limited edition charity print ‘Tokyo’ is now available from Ask Alice's online shop (above photo is borrowed from Ask Alice). This piece is also in the 2014 charity calender from the same shop. The calendar includes lots of beautiful cities by amazing artists, so you should also check it out here.
    以前チャリティカレンダーの1ページとして制作した「東京」が数量限定のプリントとしてメルボルンの Ask Alice から販売中です。

     
  5. Sketchbook on its way to Paris.

    Sketchbook on its way to Paris.

     
  6. Some updates on our garden. We are already enjoying lots of veg and harb from there, and our tomatoes finally started to turn red. Possibly ready to pick in the next few days! We are using ‘Seed Keeper' book with my illustration (of course!) and it seems to be just right for us.

     
  7. I am so excited about another book with my illustration. It is finally out today from Chronicle Books in San Francisco! The topic is really interesting - how to do urban beekeeping! I was so surprised at the fact that it’s possible in big cities, but it seems really fun and interesting just like gardening. I made inside covers and spots too, some of which are up on my website so you can have a look.都会で養蜂する方法をまとめた本のイラストレーションを担当しました。最初は「都会でこんなことが出来るのか」ととてもびっくりでしたが、蜂って思ったよりもとてもおとなしい生き物で、都会でも立派においしい蜂蜜を作ってくれるんだそうです。屋上で野菜を育てるのと似た感覚かも…。日本ではアマゾン等で購入可能です。

    I am so excited about another book with my illustration. It is finally out today from Chronicle Books in San Francisco! The topic is really interesting - how to do urban beekeeping! I was so surprised at the fact that it’s possible in big cities, but it seems really fun and interesting just like gardening. I made inside covers and spots too, some of which are up on my website so you can have a look.
    都会で養蜂する方法をまとめた本のイラストレーションを担当しました。最初は「都会でこんなことが出来るのか」ととてもびっくりでしたが、蜂って思ったよりもとてもおとなしい生き物で、都会でも立派においしい蜂蜜を作ってくれるんだそうです。屋上で野菜を育てるのと似た感覚かも…。日本ではアマゾン等で購入可能です。

     
  8. It’s not easy to have a weekend totally free from work, but I was very happy to have normalish one this time. My partner and I enjoyed a barefoot walk along the long, sunny New Brighton beach near our place. I found very beautiful diamond patterns on the sand created by collaboration between the sea and shells!

    It’s not easy to have a weekend totally free from work, but I was very happy to have normalish one this time. My partner and I enjoyed a barefoot walk along the long, sunny New Brighton beach near our place. I found very beautiful diamond patterns on the sand created by collaboration between the sea and shells!

     
  9. Bird sketches for something I am working on now.

    Bird sketches for something I am working on now.

     
  10. Again this is a piece I have almost forgotten, a cover image for an in-house magazine I did a few months ago. This issue is on working mothers hence I drew various mums and also kids. I enjoyed working on B/W piece which is rare to me.数ヶ月前、引越前の慌ただしさの中の制作だったのでそのまま危うく忘れかけていましたが、珍しくモノクロの制作物です。色んなワーキングマザー(と子供)を描きました。

    Again this is a piece I have almost forgotten, a cover image for an in-house magazine I did a few months ago. This issue is on working mothers hence I drew various mums and also kids. I enjoyed working on B/W piece which is rare to me.
    数ヶ月前、引越前の慌ただしさの中の制作だったのでそのまま危うく忘れかけていましたが、珍しくモノクロの制作物です。色んなワーキングマザー(と子供)を描きました。

     
  11. Other than work, I am learning kiwi language very diligently. Here is my kiwi fridge poetry in progress!

    Other than work, I am learning kiwi language very diligently. Here is my kiwi fridge poetry in progress!

     
  12. This is my second batch of postcards I created a few months ago for Z&K, a stationery maker. The lettering parts have got gold embossing for the actual products, which I haven’t yet seen myself!

    This is my second batch of postcards I created a few months ago for Z&K, a stationery maker. The lettering parts have got gold embossing for the actual products, which I haven’t yet seen myself!

     
  13. Looking up to the sky from the carrot forests (in our garden)!I enjoyed ant’s eye view photo shooting the other day. It has been a rather cool summer here, but our garden vegs are so lively.

    Looking up to the sky from the carrot forests (in our garden)!
    I enjoyed ant’s eye view photo shooting the other day. It has been a rather cool summer here, but our garden vegs are so lively.

     
  14. Hello, I am alive! It’s been a while since I left Japan and it is sometimes so easy to forget when my work is/was published without receiving any complimentary copies here!I have been busy mainly for a lot of map projects right now, but there is something else I did a few months ago for a cookery magazine. I’m having summer here and I cannot quite relate to it, but this will be a perfect image for those enjoying winter season now.

    Hello, I am alive! It’s been a while since I left Japan and it is sometimes so easy to forget when my work is/was published without receiving any complimentary copies here!
    I have been busy mainly for a lot of map projects right now, but there is something else I did a few months ago for a cookery magazine. I’m having summer here and I cannot quite relate to it, but this will be a perfect image for those enjoying winter season now.

     
  15. My first summer Christmas and New Year experience was a very busy and happy one! Now get ready to start another adventurous year.

    My first summer Christmas and New Year experience was a very busy and happy one! Now get ready to start another adventurous year.