Using colorful and shiny sand, Naoshi will suck you into her innocently playful and surrealistic world of glittery sand art called Sunae. This is a method of sand painting often used as an art activity at school for children in Japan. Naoshi's art is a fresh take on this forgotten medium as she expresses her mood and thoughts with a her unique pop touch. Naoshi currently participates in art exhibitions all over the world.
Message from NAOSHI
I joined Made with Japan because I want more people around the world to see my shiny SUNAE. I hope you like it!
As a co-founder and one of the main graphic artists of Made with Japan, Seiji has helped build MwJ from ground up. Seiji joined MwJ because he thought it would be so cool to create graphic art with Japan as the motif and to have these works be viewed by people from all parts of the world. Fostering his experience as a graphic designer and staying true to his philosophy of creating simple yet conceptual graphics, Seiji continues to actively participate in the project.
Message from SEIJI
It will make me happy if more and more people across the globe will become interested in our country and culture through Made with Japan.
A multi-talented artist, Bosshiko has 15 years of experience as an illustrator creating CG and animations for the television industry in Japan. His illustration series "Seven Deities of Good Fortune" won awards at Asiagraph and TCM (Tokyo Contents Market) tradeshow and was held on exhibitions all over the world. Bosshiko is also a calligraphy artist and currently focuses on his ad lib live calligraphy performance; painting dragons, divine beasts, and demons on huge canvases. He does this in the dark with only head flashlights at various events in 30 minute sessions. He joined MwJ because he felt a sense of purpose and mission to participate in the project.
Message from BOSSHIKO
Sayoko uses a traditional Japanese woodblock print technique called Mokuhanga. Focusing her art around human bodies, plants and anything with "life," Sayoko creates positive energy that is healing and gives the viewer courage to move forward. Her use of soft colors compliments the strength and gracefulness of the tree conveyed through her use of Mokuhanga. Sayoko joined MwJ because she was moved by the concept and passion she felt from founder!
Message from SAYOKO
I'm happy to be a member of Made with Japan. I hope I can convey the beauty of Mokuhanga to the world. Please feel hot energy from my art works.
Message from Yuki
RYO NAKAGAWA - Tokyo Party Night
Self-taught photographer and sumi ink painter, Ryo had always felt that too many people in Japan glorify foreign cultures but neglect their own. Looking at this situation, he created Tokyo Party Night, his blog site "to introduce the real culture in Tokyo to the world, and also to Japan itself." While attracting media interest to his activities and winning several photography awards, Ryo has participated in 150+ night club parties to take snapshots of people having a good time which he then uploads to his website. He joined MWJ because of the mutual goal to enliven Japanese culture.
Message from RYO
Noiz-Davi is an active artist consistently participating in various art related events, projects, and even teaching art. His work with the art group Rinpaeshidan is widely acclaimed, with their videos on youtube reaching almost 20 million views all together.
Style/Genre: 2-dimensional paintings, abstract, collaborative art, motion graphics
Philosophy/Concept: Surrounding environment, expressing the process of creation, beauty of unfinished works
Message from NOIZ-DAVI
Give me a wall and I will draw.
Lactose Intoler-Art is an artist who uses illustrations as a way to communicate street fashion trends and fashionable people from around the world. Falling in love with the underground street fashion culture of Tokyo, his main focus has become capturing the essence of the scene here. He does this through transforming his interpretations into his form of character art, often combining it to real photos from the streets of Tokyo.
Message from LACTOSE INTOLER-ART
I wanted to join Made with Japan to allow more people around the world to become aware of Tokyo's underground street fashion which is what inspires me to create my illustrations.