Category Archives: Personal work

My old sketchbook from 10 years ago

My imaginary fairy tale. I was inspired by medieval manuscripts.



Bedtime story


I know it’s too late to say Happy New Year but this is my first post in 2019. I drew this in my sketchbook with colour pencils, after my children and my husband went to bed. It’s midnight and snowing outside. Probably I should go to bed soon!




For this Christmas, I printed 80 Christmas cards.

It was a lovely Christmas with our British family in Hertford. I have grown up in Japan and I have never experienced a Christmas like here this… especially for my daughters I can imagine how magical and dreamy event it is. So I understand why many adults get excited for Christmas like children.


My 2 & 4 years old realised that elf was not in our flat after Christmas. They were talking to him almost every day. I’m sure he will come back next year.




Origami Workshop


Photo by Suleika Malcolm

I am so glad that many people came to my workshop. Big hands, small hands… many hands tried to make origami Santa, Christmas tree and heart… and the people looked very satisfied with their results!


Happy birthday sketch


It was my niece and nephew’s 9th birthday yesterday. My English family and their friends gathered and celebrate the birthday together.  M and R are twins and I know them from when they are still babies. Now they look like little adults, behave nicely and elegant.



My mother in law made a cake for their birthday cake. She makes very creative cakes for the family every time.