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Have you ever time traveled? Unfortunately, I do not have such experiences. by Futureman

Have you ever time traveled? Unfortunately, I do not have such experiences. Then why is my artist name Futureman and why do I create artworks under the theme of time traveling? I would like to tell you my story. During a trip, you can discover and experience new things, and enjoy a refreshing time with …

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Mito Nishikura

“I want you to become an artist who makes people happy.” by Mito Nishikura

However, I learned about the harsh reality of a career in drawing. There were only two designers, so right after entering the company, I was treated as a work-ready graduate. I frantically learned how to do my job and spent every day in front of the computer.  The designs I created through consecutive all-nighters, were immediately …

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I was born in Nanao, Ishigaki and raised in Yokohama, Kanagawa. by youme

I was born in Nanao, Ishigaki and raised in Yokohama, Kanagawa. My antique-loving mother collected daily commodities and artworks (especially pottery and dyed goods) from the Taisho period and the beginning of the Showa period. I have memories of joining my mother in collecting these wonderful artworks from permitted warehouses. As a result, I was …

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What I like to do. To draw. I want to have a job that lets me be myself. by Tomoko Horiguchi

What I like to do. To draw. I want to have a job that lets me be myself.  I have always thought this, and for years, I kept an environment where I can draw. Those words make it seem like I am a strong-willed person, but in reality I felt like I was making half-hearted attempts. …

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If I remember correctly, my first encounter with calligraphy was when I was around 5 years old. by Aki Tsuchiya

?My First Encounter with Calligraphy? If I remember correctly, my first encounter with calligraphy was when I was around 5 years old. I believe I used to follow my father and attend his calligraphy class with him. Before I knew it, I had a brush in my hand. As years passed, however, the teacher eventually …

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I was born in an area in Japan called Shiga Prefecture, which is a nature-rich country town. by Takaaki MANO

I was born in an area in Japan called Shiga Prefecture, which is a nature-rich country town. My grandfather was fond of poetry, literature, and philosophy. My father was an art teacher at a high school, and while he taught art, he continued to pursue his professional field of Japanese painting. My mother was a …

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I was born in 1917 in Tokyo, but lived for a few years in Los Angeles for my father’s job. by MIHO

I was born in 1917 in Tokyo, but lived for a few years in Los Angeles for my father’s job. Now that I think about it, I realized that my foundations were built during my time in LA. Before Disneyland existed in Japan, I went to it for the first time and thought, “what is …

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I started drawing again in 2019. The reason behind this was in 2015, when I experienced something that made me think deeply about “living.” by nanan

I started drawing again in 2019. The reason behind this was in 2015, when I experienced something that made me think deeply about “living”. If the hourglass of my life was running out of time, what did I really want to do? What would I regret not doing? The answer I got when I asked …

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