Hello. I am a painter.a teacher.a Nihonga artist.a pigment grinder.a Japanese American.
I live in Berkeley, California
Right now I am painting Gojira narratives on handmade Japanese paper and silk.
Recent projects I am working on.
Gojira goes on Sports Dates
Just Finished two paintings where the adventure turns into freedom
Sunrise Fish Market
What I thought would happen did not, and what I never expected did..or how to escape your family business.
Gojira is my favorite monster because it can be a persona for many identities. Gojira skis his way out of Salt Lake City and escapes the fish market.
Hand ground pigments
I grind all the pigment by hand starting with various rock/minerals. The pigment is adhered to the silk/paper support using Nikawa which is a hide glue used for hundreds of years in Japan.
The supports are elaborate constructions of laminated Silk and Japanese hand-made paper.
2015 Distinguished Faculty, UCB
Townsend Center solo exhibition 2015
21 year teaching at UCB
Daughter Emiko is 21 years old!
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