FAQ (English version)

Q1. What tool are you using?

A1.I use 0.5-0.03 mm size of Japanese manufacturer SAKURA COLOR PRODUCTS CORP `PIGMA’.
And, I use Japanese paper or gesso on the wooden panel.
The reason I chose Japanese paper is that I like the ease of expression such as blurring and the fact that the paper dents when drawn with strong writing pressure. Also, I like to use gesso because it gives me clear and assertive expressions.
When I use the colors, I painted with acrylic.

Q2. How long is the production time?

A2.I spends a lot of time drafting and planning.
For sizes F4 (33.3 X 24.2 cm) to F8 (45.5 X 38.0 cm), I have been facing with the same work for about a month.
M100 size (162.0 X 97.0 cm) took 3-4 months.

Q3. Why did you choose to work with a pen? Why black and white?

A3. I like detailed expressions. I also like the pen’s drawing comfort and the process of stacking with lines.
The reason for black and white is I want to express the darkness of my heart and the mystery of the night.
I think the colors of the drawn motifs are based on the memory and trauma of the viewer.

Q4. How long have you been painting? When did you start making pen drawings?

A4. I loved painting since I was a kid, and I started attending painting class at the age of five.
The first pen drawing I made properly is an art class for the third year middle school students.
I was wondering if my teacher would get angry when I draw something close to the current style, but I was praised by the teacher and I was happy that I could draw such a picture.
I used to paint university task with oil paintings, but I usually draw with a pen. I also made a graduation work with a pen, and from there I continue to draw with a pen.

Q5. What is your favorite artist?

Takato Yamamoto, Kyosuke Chinai, Vania Zouravliov, Jan Švankmajer,Aubrey Beardsley, Alfons Mucha

Q6. Where do you get your drawing inspiration?

A6. I draw from dark emotions such as adolescent memory, social issues, fairy tales and old tales, Japanese customs, religious views, inferiority, trauma and fear, fetishism, sexuality and death.

Q7. Are you the girl in the picture?

A7. No. The girl like me with the worries, an ideal woman, a scapegoat.

Q8. Why do you draw a young girl?

A8. I think her age is an unstable and interesting time when many thoughts and feelings are born.
I like to a girl’s dark and ugly emotions, selfishness, ignorance and useless pureness.
Boys sometimes appear, but they are ideal figures that do not hurt girls and are like dolls without genitals.

Q9. Do you like animals and insects and draw?

A9. Animals are often drawn as symbols of human being other than girls.
Rats=weak, rabbits=servants, dogs=friends, horses=lovers, monkeys=disgusting people, giraffe, octopus, turtle= something stronger than a girl, pigs=poor people, snakes= watchers etc. Those are such my images.
Insects other than butterflies are depicted as symbols of disgust. Their disgust is so strong that they quickly spoil beautiful flowers and delicious meals.

Q10.Butterfly always comes out, but is it meaningful?

A10. Butterflies are depicted as beings that connect this world with the world of painting. I hope you enjoy the strange world of chasing butterflies