Where do you find the inspiration for your work?
My inspiration often comes from music. Ever since I was a child, I have loved to listen to music and create my own stories around it. In those stories that stem from the music, there’s always what I call a "space", and that space is what I choose to illustrate, creating an intersection between music and illustration.
How would you define your vision as an artist?
Currently, I define myself as an illustrator, but what I want is to be able to communicate the spaces and atmospheres that I imagine. It would make me very happy to go beyond illustration and make my images come true, creating real spaces.
What do GIGI Studios' shapes and designs evoke in you?
When I saw them, they gave me a sense of freedom and strength and the impression that they were not just glasses but an object with which to express yourself.
How would you celebrate New Year's Eve?
In Japan, many comedy shows are broadcasted on New Year's Eve, so I will spend the evening at home watching TV and enter the new year laughing!