The mushroom painting is a special collaboration with one of my favorite artists, Ryusuke Hamamoto (濱本龍弘). The mushroom painting will be available as a limited poster at CafePress.com , Yokai.com and through the mail-order service at the Shigeru Mizuki website .
It’s not even particularly known as a good spot, and yet it still draws an unbelievable amount of people. Since I had free time, I decided to come and see for myself, but… As expected, just like with the previous sport, there were some pretty amazing guys here. To think that there would be more than ten people out here…
“The Japanese name for grapevine is “”suisen”” (literally, “”snake well””). The reason for this becomes evident if one looks at the way in which the shoots grow. Grapevines are cultivated primarily to produce fruit, but since they also produce attractive foliage, these vines are often used for decorative purposes, especially in the winter. The vines are only cultivated for their…
CHERRY BLOSSOMS It was a site to see a singular cherry blossom. The rich pink petals danced in the gentle wind, creating a delicate scene. The cool spring air kept the blossoms from wilting and gave them their signature scent. The trees were planted long ago to commemorate an old man’s passing and the birth of another, solidifying the eternal…
This painting was done after I read a book about how to arrange flowers in Japanese-style. I really like the rustic feel of this painting because the materials used in the arrangement are not ordered, but instead just thrown together in an unsystematic way that echoes my own feeling when arranging flowers.