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.


Monday, January 31, 2011


In Japan, we have Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival) on Feburary 3. At Maya's preschool, all the kids enjoy throwing beans to Oni, except Maya... Last year, she was so scared of Oni that she cried and was held by one of the teachers during the event. After coming back home, she found an illustration of smiling Oni somewhere and said, "I like this Oni!" Then I realized what makes her scary is his angry face! Not big red body nor horns.
Maybe, my angry face is more scary than a smiling Oni...