Nobuyo Sakakibara

My dream is to present myself to the world with my Japanese paintings! by Nobuyo Sakakibara

My dream is to present myself to the world with my Japanese paintings! If someone around you said that, what would you think? Nice to meet you. My name is Nobuyo Sakakibara and I am a Japanese-style painter. This is what I always say. Those who hear it for the first time give me a cold shoulder and think, “What kind of adult says such childish things?” But after hearing it for the 2nd or 3rd time, their attitude becomes, “It’s amazing how you can say that.” And after a few more times, it ultimately leads to, “Yes. You can do it!” Before I knew it, they were cheering me on.  It appears as though dreams move towards coming true when it is said out loud. I have loved drawing ever since I was little, for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised surrounded by nature, and my oldest memory was when I was drawing pink flowers in the middle of a flower garden. Crouching down on the ground and drawing on a piece of paper with crayon, I remember thinking “oh, I’m definitely not going to forget this day.” Before entering preschool, my daily routine was to paint pictures at my secret hiding place, which was inside a clay pipe right outside… Read More »My dream is to present myself to the world with my Japanese paintings! by Nobuyo Sakakibara