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, October 24, 2011


asked me, "Where is Anpanman world? How can I go there?". I see she thinks there is a country those characters really live, like there is Japan and Poland. She knows the images in picture books are drawings, but the images in animation are real to her.
As I had studied and worked as an animator for many years, this is the best compliment for us who create animation. I still remember the excitement I had when my characters moved in the screen for the first time, as they are alive. Animation is very magical. I'm so happy to share this excitement with my daughter and kids all over the world. I hope this excitement will always push animators to create better and more inspirational animation films!


Thursday, October 13, 2011


I just want to share this inspirational video that one of my friends shared on Facebook. I'm so touched and inspired, so let me share it with you. This message is what I always want to express through my art. I hope you'll enjoy it and have a wonderful day...

フェイスブックの友達がシェアしていたビデオです。とっても感動して涙がとまりません。 日本語訳が見つからないのが残念ですが、イメージもとっても素敵なのでぜひご覧になってください。このフィルムメーカーが伝えようとしているメッセージは、私が自分のアートで表現したいと思っていることそのものです。みんなの心に届きますように、、、

Monday, October 10, 2011


San Francisco doesn't have four seasons like in Japan. But still, there are more fallen leaves now than other time. Maya enjoys stepping on fallen leaves on the sidewalk and loves the sound! Something about the sound... it is always fascinating!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Daddy Tree

Playing with Daddy means jumping and climbing on him. She enjoys being lifted up so high and feeling like flying. It mush be fascinating to see the world from that hight.
But she is no a small baby anymore... It is pretty heavy to carry her up like that. Jim goes to gym every week, in order to keep his body in good shape for Maya!