Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kakinoha Sushi

The sushi is wrapped in a persimmon leaf to avoid decay.

Monday, December 07, 2009

A Figure in the Tree

Gajumaru trees in Okinawa stimulate my imagination.

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Church in Dejima

Dejima, a small island in Nagasaki, was Japan's only contact with the outer world during Edo period. The Dutch enjoyed benefits from the trade.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Leaves on the Street

The colors of leaves of cherry trees are among the best in autumn.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sweets in Kobe

I am always fascinated by the colors and shapes of wagashi (Japanese sweets). The one on the right is wrapped in a bamboo leaf.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Doll Troops

The roly-poly doll is about 5 cm tall.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fake and Real

I made the small pumpkin out of clay. The green eggplant is called "shiro'nasu"(white eggplant).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jack O' Lantern Cake

I saw these cakes at Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Local Fish in Hokkaido

This size of the fish was about 30 cm wide.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Back In Tokyo

My wife and I have arrived in Tokyo safely, with a bit of jet lag. Thank you for all who helped and participated in the Brazilian events and others. I have also posted a photo album on New York City, where I stayed a few days before going back to Japan.
- MT

My photo album

For those who are interested in my lecture tour in Brazil, I have created a photo album.

- MT

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Junko Taniguchi in Sao Paulo

This is a sneak preview of Junko Taniguchi's lecture delivered on August 8, 2009, at TransAmerica Expo Centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Yoko and John

I drew it after visiting John Lenon Musium, run by Yoko Ono. Well, the faces are not quite like them, though. - MT

Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Moon Night (Efuto version)

This is an efuto version of the Moon-Night. - MT

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A Moon-Night

A quiet moon-night with my friend.
- MT

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


I try to achieve the feeling of oil painting. Successful?
- MT

Monday, June 01, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I drew it at an efuto workshp I conducted. - MT

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I've waited for a while to eat this bread. Having drawn it, I now can eat. Itadakimassu!
- MT

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blue bottles

The brightness of Spring made me draw these bottles. I like blues.
- MT

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tube of paste

I use this old-style glue to paste clipped papers and others into my notebook. The green container looks good.
- MT

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bandai Bridge

I drew it from the window of the hotel I stayed. It was lightly raining.
- MT

Monday, May 11, 2009


This is our Mother's Day present. Mom, thank you so much for caring for us!
- MT

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Neighbor's villa

This is my neighbor's mountain villa. It's still raining here, so I drew another one.
- MT

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Roses 2

It has been raining all day in the mountain. But because of this I could draw these roses. Thank you, rain!
- MT

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Delphinium 2

I like the blue colors of this flower, delphinium. It is another fine day in Tokyo.
- MT

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Delphinium 1

Another big SNI event has been concluded, where I gratefully accepted another bunch of flowers.
- MT

Friday, May 01, 2009


I've just finished an SNI Special Conference for women. This is what I received. Thanx everyone! They are beautiful.
- MT

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wine bottle

Today I encountered this "good-old" bottle of wine from Italy. It was pleasurable to draw it.
- MT

Monday, April 27, 2009

Time Flies

Today I felt that time really flies as I was involved in preparing for the upcoming event.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


It's time to eat tomatoes.
- MT

Monday, April 06, 2009

Crumbling Wall

Kitsuki City in Ohita prefecture maintains a traditional-style small district. This long wall was literally crumbling but the brilliant colors and the shape of it struck me. Sometimes passage of time produces what modern technology cannot. - MT