Friday, July 13, 2018

The recent heavy rainfall caused flood and landslides in many parts of Japan. Hiroshima area is especially hard hit. Viewing the news of it, I came up with this free verse haiku and the photo image.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Reaching for the light

For this painting, I made new color texture with water color and washi paper. How the paint bleeds on washi was just perfect for underwater painting.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Creation according to Tenrikyo

This illustration is based on the creation story of the Tenrikyo Church, of which I am a priest.
I created this years ago, mainly for children to enjoy.
Since then, I have experimented and acquired new techniques in painting.
I’ve incorporated my new techniques in this one. 

Here is a link to the explanation of the Creation Story.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

I passed a swimming pool which was in the process of being refreshed for summer use.
I took a photo then photoshopped it.
But, I felt it needed something more.
I remember an illustration of a boat, I had made years ago, so I photoshopped it into the photograph.
Although the haiku and photo are too close for a photo haiku, I don’t mind its nearness. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

My new painting "Rainbow Island". I put rainbows all over the picture plane, even on a fish and on the reflection of a pond.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Without rain, there is no rainbow. I drew this drawing, keeping the idea in mind. Ample rain and sunshine create an arch of rainbow. We see it often enough but whenever it appears, we all stop and look at it with awe.
I will add colors and textures to this drawing later.