I am a Japanese illustrator based in Edinburgh. My work has a lot of influences from what I have experienced from growing up in Japan. When I was younger I read a lot of manga and I enjoyed making my own cartoons, which I still enjoy doing today. As well as Manga, I also enjoyed reading stories from around the world, which made me fascinated with cultures outside of Japan. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel to many different countries, until finally settling in the UK in 2000. I think the influences between my travel, combined with my original Japanese roots shows through in my work. My most recent work is a third edition of children�s book _r�_ur’s adventure due to be published in Iceland in Nov 2019.