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Yaoyorozu -drawing-
ART · 2021/04/05
This time, due to the effects of the COVID-19, I could hardly conduct any interviews in the area where I stayed to prepare for my work. On weekdays, it was tranquil with almost no tourists. When I decided to stay here, there were many rainy days, making the misty islands look fantastic. The former hospital in Mitarai where I was staying is an old wooden building. It has a distinctive atmosphere with shadows, and it really makes you feel like you see ghosts. In Japan, there is a belief called...
ART · 2021/04/02
A small boat called a "sanmai" was in the former Fujibayashi Clinic, built in the 1920s, where I stayed and worked. Many people here had the skills to make a boat, and it was a piece of cake to make a small one. Sanmai literally means "three sheets" in Japanese; the name comes from the fact that it was made by fixing three wooden plate components together, one for the bottom of the boat and two for the sides. In Mitarai, sanmai were kept in many homes as playthings for children. In my...

ART · 2021/04/01
During my residency in Mitarai, an old town on an island in the Seto Inland Sea, I encountered exciting figures that appear as characters in my picture book. A turtle in a traditional carving and traditional engravings of a bear is found on the street. Wild monkeys walk around there as "Beware of Monkeys" signs caution. I don't see any monkeys there, though. Islands here around are famous for citrus fruits, and Mitarai has a wealth of these fruits. A bear is the main character for the picture...
Umibouzu(Japanese sea monster) Picrurebook by Japanese artist Takashi Miyata ミヤタタカシ
ART · 2021/04/01
Umibouzu (Sea monster) and the traditional lighthouse are the main characters in this work. Umibozu is a Japanese specter that appears in the sea. It is a black giant that suddenly appear out of the calm sea and attack humans sailing or bathing in the water. It is said to be several meters to several dozen meters in size. I interviewed a local person during my stay in Mitarai. Kids used to play in the sea by ducking under many boats and competing to see how many ships they could pass over, or...

COLLAGE & DRAWING #02
ART · 2019/03/01
Sometimes Not to Think About It This collage work combines many printed materials that I have personally collected, remnants of cutout works, and drawings with felt-tip pens. Unlike ordinary illustrations or picture-book works, this is an experimental collection of pieces that eliminates logic and narrative. Instead, it relies on chance and unconscious sensory perception to build up and imagine new forms and stories.
広島のイラストレーター、絵本作家であるミヤタタカシ (Takashi Miyata) のコラージュとドローイング
ART · 2019/02/13
Sometimes Not to Think About It This collage work combines many printed materials that I have personally collected, remnants of cutout works, and drawings with felt-tip pens. Unlike ordinary illustrations or picture-book works, this is an experimental collection of pieces that eliminates logic and narrative. Instead, it relies on chance and unconscious sensory perception to build up and imagine new forms and stories.

ミヤタタカシのZEBRAマッキーで描いたイラストレーション
ART · 2019/02/04