I make sketches whenever I find something inspiring and touching. Those moments filter through my mind and create a small world in my sketch book.


Sunday, November 28, 2010


Recently Maya is all into Cinderella. She watches the DVD everyday, acts out with me everyday and dance with her prince, her daddy everyday. My husband has always dreamed to have a girl who loves dancing. So now he got one!
Maya also wanted to do the wedding scene with her prince, so my husband did a romantic propose to her.
Enjoy this precious time, Jim! Be her prince until she will find her REAL prince~!


Sunday, November 21, 2010


I caught cold last week. My throat was soar, so I was gargling a lot. Maya was watching me curiously and wanted to try. Though she had tried a few month ago, she couldn't do it. So I let her do it without any expectation. Yet, this time she did it! She was sooo excited that she could do it, so she said "Look at me! I can do it!" Since then, she gargles whenever she goes to the sink.
Every time she succeeds to do something that she couldn't before, it reminds me that she is growing everyday and she is not the same person I knew yesterday.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cotton Candy

We attended a party last weekend. They had cotton candy for desert. All the kids had one with big smile!
Whoever invented cotton candy, he or she must have been the person with full of imagination. He could make sugar into fluffy candy like cloud. Kids love it! Children inside adults love it, too. I got one bite from Maya and had a big smile!


Friday, November 12, 2010

News: Tiny Show

I just want to share the information about an art show.
I'm participating in Tiny Show at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco. It's just started yesterday and through Dec 23. For more info, click here.
If you happened to be near the gallery, please stop by!
Thank you.

サンフランシスコの STUDIO Galleryという画廊で行われるTiny Showに、私の作品が何点か展示されます。期間は、昨日から12月の23日までです。詳細はこちら

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Listening to music

My husband and I have been fans of Ryuichi Sakamoto for a long time. Recently, he released a new album and started his world tour. Last week he came to San Francisco . My husband went to his concert for the first time and he was so impressed by Ryuichi's piano. He got the new CD called playing the piano for me at the concert! So I could get a taste of how his concert was by listening to the CD. His music is so simple and even monotonous, but never boring. Almost like breathing. I inhale it in and exhale it out.
Listening to music is a fascinating experience. You cannot see it, but you can really feel it. I think great musicians can put his energy into music and reach people through music invisibly.

私と主人は、前から坂本龍一さんのファンです。最近新しいアルバムをリリースして、世界ツアーが始まりました。先週、サンフランシスコでコンサートがあって、主人が代表で観にいきました。初めて生演奏を聞いて、とっても感動していました。playing the pianoというタイトルの新しいCDを買ってきてくれたので、私もそれを聴いてコンサートがどんなだったか少しだけ味わっています!

Monday, November 1, 2010

On the bike

We ride a bike to go to Maya's preschool almost everyday. 10 blocks to the preschool, so it is a little bit too short to go by car and too long to walk. It is quite challenging to bike uphill! But it is rewarding to feel clean morning air and see beautiful sky with Maya.
We found Sheep Clouds (Altocumulus cloud) the other day. In Japan, autumn has come when you find sheep clouds in the sky. I guess it is the same here in San Francisco. I was happy to feel the change of seasons in California.