Animals are not only cute like pets, but their fur, size, gestures, colors, patterns, and bodies suited to their environment and abilities are very interesting.
Sometimes I draw the beauty of the animals themselves in the foreground, sometimes I create stories by imagining the animals’ gestures and outfits, and sometimes I draw my own desires (anthropomorphism, etc.) that I think would be interesting if they were like this, which is not possible in reality.
I am particularly fond of large, white animals, and I like to draw polar bears, white tigers, and other white variants.
I hope to draw such a picture through animals.
1976 Born in Gifu Prefecture
2000 Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Major in Japanese Painting
2002 Completed the Graduate School of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Japanese Painting
Selected for the first time at the 87th Inten Exhibition
2004 Exhibited at the Nagoya Art Club Centennial Exhibition
Part-time lecturer at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Japanese Painting (-06)
2005 Uzura-kai (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Nagoya Mitsukoshi) (~12)
Exhibited at Matsuzakaya Ginza and Matsuzakaya Nagoya (~10)
Koryukai Exhibition of small Japanese paintings at Matsuya, Ginza, Tokyo (~09)
2006 Chosyukai at Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store and JR Nagoya Takashimaya Department Store (-10)
Aoi Kai at Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store, Tokyo
2007 Selected for the 62nd Spring Inten Exhibition
2008 Seinikai (Seibu, SOGO) (～17)
2009 Ninin Exhibition of Japanese Painting (Matsuzakaya Nagoya)
2010 - Flying in the 21st Century - Japanese Painting of Tomorrow Exhibition (Matsuzakaya Nagoya, Matsuzakaya Ginza)
Junne Arque Exhibition (Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store)
2011 "Fuga no Kai" (Matsuzakaya Nagoya, Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Matsuzakaya Ginza) and every year since then
2012 From Chosonomori Forest (JR Nagoya Takashimaya, Takashimaya Tokyo, Takashimaya Osaka)
Solo Exhibition "Beyond the Gaze" at Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store.
Solo Exhibition "White Kingdom" at Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store.
2013 Solo Exhibition "Chiisana Footprints" at Art Salon Kogen, Tokyo.
2014 "Wakauzukai" at Mitsukoshi Department Stores in Nihonbashi and Nagoya.
Zoo Book" Exhibition at Gosakura Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
2015 Solo Exhibition "Mon" at Matsuzakaya Nagoya
Exhibition "Dogs, Meows, and Birds" at Sakura Museum of Art, Tokyo.
Solo Exhibition at Asahikawa Seibu, Asahikawa, Japan
2016 Solo Exhibition "Small Steps" at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
Beautiful Birds, Flowers, Birds, and the Moon: Masterpieces of Contemporary Nihonga (Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Matsuzakaya, Hokkaido Kushiro Art Museum)
2017 Solo Exhibition "Kodo" at Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store, Tokyo.
2019 Cherry Blossom Prize Exhibition (Goh Sakura Museum of Art, Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition -In the Warmth- (Matsuzakaya Nagoya)
2020 'Curious Beasts'Animal Portraiture - Yuji Musashihara and Fumika Koda
(Sato Sakura Gallery New York)
Solo Exhibition "Tobu Autumn Art Fair" (Tobu Department Store, Ikebukuro, Tokyo)
Currently a member of the Japan Art Institute