was born in 1966 in Miyazaki on Kyuushuu Island, Japan. He studied fashion illustration at the Tokyo Art School’s “Setsu Mode Seminar”. At 28, he worked as an assistant for Manga artist Jiro Taniguchi and made his debut as an illustrator on the magazine “Magazine House”. He has since created elegant illustrations with a jazzy and classical sensibility for prestigious clients in Europe, Japan and the US. His work can be seen on magazine covers, Books and a variety of other commercial products and advertising campaigns.
Here are some of his work (including my personal favorites!)