I draw with a ballpoint pen. Each line has its own direction, and it makes the still picture imbued with wriggling energy. By stacking them like layers of paint, a unique layer is born on paper that does not have thickness.
This drawing method is also a ritual that uses personal memories and visions as a gateway to bring to the surface ancient aesthetics that lie dormant in the depths of consciousness.
In addition, I believe that my work is a hybrid of the original sense of the Japanese, who have the history and culture of sumi-e, caricatures, and manga, and the experience of studying Oil painting at an art university.
Due to the special environment of being an island country, the Japanese have not been conscious of their uniqueness. I believe that knowing the basics of what it means to be Japanese and who you are will be the first step toward understanding other people in the wider world.