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

Bivins Gallery

My work is represented at the Bivins Gallery, Dallas Texas

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.

Other Info:

2015 Distinguished Faculty, UCB

Townsend Center solo exhibition 2015

21 year teaching at UCB

Daughter Emiko is 21 years old!

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