A book by my French Friend Dora Tauzin "Petit Paris de Tokyo" has been published in May. As the book carries some illustration of mine... I was able to debut as an illustrator at last!
The book is about the charm of Tokyo's Kagurazaka district, one of the city's oldest dining area filled with Michelin Starred restaurants. Because of French schools, such as a high-school and language institute, the area has lots of French-speaking residents.
My friend and the author of the book describes Kagurazaka as "Little Paris in Tokyo, " and she asked me to paint her favorite scenery.
Because publishing company declined to print the book in full-colors, my colorful illustrations also came out in black/white... a sort of sad.
So, another friend of mine who runs a cafe in the area let me hold my art show at her place, Pastelaria GOJO in Ichigaya-tamachi, Shinjuku.
Although the exhibition will end on June 12, Friday, I will also have another exhibition at the same venue from June 15. On the opening day of the show, my friend and Pastelaria GOJO
will hold a special opening/birthday party for me!