Mayumi Ikejiri

My art activities involve the drawing of scenic places in Northern Osaka near Kyoto. My theme is “Love.” by Mayumi Ikejiri

Hello. My name is Mayumi Ikejiri. You can call me Mayumi. My art activities involve the drawing of scenic places in Northern Osaka near Kyoto. My theme is “Love.” I would like to tell you about how I ended up with this theme, what I specifically did, and what my aspirations are.   In order to do so, it is better to tell you my life story. I was born and raised in a rural town in Hyogo Prefecture. I lived close to the water and mountains and was always surrounded by nature. Even my backyard was full of my mother’s seasonal flowers. She was not only good at planting, but also a pro at making things. She would say that “the imagination skill is an asset,” and even before I started talking, she would read me storybooks, gave me crayons, and taught me origami. She was also very passionate about enriching the mind and soul, so in order to encourage a positive mindset, she taught her children about different word usages. Unlike my optimistic mother, however, my traditional father was very sensitive and very strict at one point. He was very diligent, responsible, and there were times when I was scared of him, but he took me to the… Read More »My art activities involve the drawing of scenic places in Northern Osaka near Kyoto. My theme is “Love.” by Mayumi Ikejiri