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"I'm PEKO-PEKO Hungry!" info (the first half)

I'm PEKO-PEKO Hungry! introduces Japanese onomatopoeia and mimetic words with full of illustrations. There are explanations of the scenes in Japanese and in English, description of each onomatopoeia, and also the clues for pronunciation.
Here you see the chapters of the first half. click here to see the latter half

1. I'm Hungry!
The condition of one's stomach and eating manners

2. Exhausted...
Go sleep and recover yourself!

"I'm PEKO-PEKO Hungry!"

"おなかぺこぺこオノマトペ/ I'm PEKO-PEKO Hungry!"
*texts & illustrations by KINOTORIKO
  proofreading by Shannen Polzin (Go! Go! Nihon)
*issued on October 19 from Chikura Publishing Company, Tokyo ¥1500+tax
*182mm(h)×120mm(w), 160pages all printed by 3 colors (2specials+black)
*ISBN: 978-4-8051-1183-3

Honeybees and the Labyrinths of Flowers

outside front cover(right) & outside back cover


end papers

Ohia lehua (Hawaii Island, U.S.A.)

La nuit, ailleurs --- another laser-cut picture book

" La nuit, ailleurs " = " The night, elsewhere " is my second title in the same series of "Papiers Coupés", fabricated at the laser-cut studio oft the publisher Grandir
This is the another story in the full-moon night. 

left: the book is covered with laser-cut ivory sheet and silver color sheet underneath.
right: an introductive phrase written (cut) on the back.

Removing the silver sheet, the hidden tint --- purple surface of the book --- appears.
The motif on the cover is a bud of "Queen of the night".

The accordion-folded structure seen from the front side.  The Queen of the night bloomed,  mother and child of Malayan tapir, a grape vine, a rabbit in the wood, a snow mountain ...... and those peeping from behind .

Quand petit Tomo dort, a new picture book

"Quand petit Tomo dort"= " While little Tomo sleeps"
Fabricated at the laser-cut studio "Papiers Coupés", one of the section of the publisher Grandir.
A story of the full-moon night, without words.

left: the book is covered with laser cut ivory sheet and bronze color sheet underneath.
right: turn over the front cover and there's a title pape also laser-cut.

The first scene and  the following pages through the "window".

The sunlight casts the shadow on the floor. This effect was a part of my plan but ......

Photo exhibition " Paris, doux et seul "

A little photo exhibition is held, from January 2017, at the salon of Libé, a French language school in Tokyo. These photos are taken during my visit to Paris.
The title would be translated ( though not literally ) " Paris, sweet solitude " .




Designs for Silk Scarf

I'd like to propose these three design(sketches) for square silk scarf, adopting the concepts of my previous works on picture books. The theme is "Have Fun in the Square !"

Composing little animals from " Here I am ! the A-mazing Little Creatures ".
The background might be the pattern of plants, or, the maze would be spread in full size.

Deforming and modifying the drawing from " Wind, Wave & Circle Dance / Un fils du vent, Une fille de l'onde/ Rondo-Mondo ", the line is circulating in this square space.

Book that Loops

This is a prototype of the book (expecting some publisher !) I presented at the solo-exhibition in May, at Gallery EF Monthly Art Shop (Tokyo).
Two lines, orange and blue compose the scene on each spread and, as the lines continue on the front and back covers too, the story never ends making a loop forever. 

Repeating Patterns

At this exhibition, pictures are formed by two lines, drawn without a single break.
The beginning and the end can be connected so as to make a loop. 

With this design, I wrapped the cylinder-shaped container. 

Gallery Photos/Monthly Art Shop

main wall : Solo Exhibition " Wind, Wave and Circle Dance"
two lines, blue and orange compose the scenes together, each line making a loop without any break.

You can feel the line with fingers after the paint dries.

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