GumHearts Greeting Cards are available in Astoria, 7days a week.

So, if you would like to purchase an artistic greeting card with sence of NYC, and even love good sandwiches and homemade, not too sweet!, good fresh sweets, perfect! Come to Cafe Sonbobs, 34-15 28th Avenue, Astoria, NY. 

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 Sonnie is a great cook and actor.  

Sonnie is a great cook and actor.  

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POKETTO DRESS done for tomorrow.

Come to participate installation POKETTO. Tomorrow, August 26th, Sunday, 2:00- 6:00pmAt Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th street, The Bronx

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POKETTO will be up in Bronx this Sunday.

Bring your family including your little ones! - POKETTO will be participating  Boogie on the Boulevard street event hosted by Bronx Museum of the Arts along with One Stop Family Pop Up!

August 26th, Sunday, 2:00- 6:00pm
At Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th street, The Bronx. The center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd St to 170th St will be closed to traffic and open to a world of fun with music, art+.

  “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

 “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

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GumBag in Fukushima.

Makiko-san, Thank you for purchasing GumBag. I am very happy to see it with you in Fukushima.  

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POKETTO, for today has canceled.

This so bad thunder storm canceled greenmarket itself got today . I will let you know the make up day as soon as we know. Stay dry and see you next time.

POKETTO TOMORROW IN BROOKLYN

POKETTO will be up tomorrow at Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Green Market, on plaza at court St and Mobtague St, Brooklyn.  11-3ish Being a part of One Stop Family Pop Up, private nursing station will be available during the event. 

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“POKETTO” will be up On Montague st this Saturday.

August 11th : 10-4pm.  Participatory Public Installation, POKETTO, will be at Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Green Market as a part of “One Stop Family Pop Up”. Come to see me and donate your old clothes with pockets to add on the installation.

   “If you could find anything you wish in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”   It continues to grow with thousands of responses to a question. It originated in March 2011, right after the massive earth quake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant incidents which have killed over 18,000 people in Japan, where I am originally from. 

 “If you could find anything you wish in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”  It continues to grow with thousands of responses to a question. It originated in March 2011, right after the massive earth quake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear plant incidents which have killed over 18,000 people in Japan, where I am originally from. 

Hello from NYC.

Time goes by. Hope you are well. I have uploaded some of new usage/washable series at my art kiosk/shop.  Please stop by sometime. More should come soon.

使えるアートの店・art kiosk, 新作アップデートしました。日本からオーダされたい方にお知らせです!8月5日までにオーダーいただけるとアメリカ国内オーダーと同じ料金で配送できます!(日本国内から1週間以内に郵送します)不明な点は、コンタクトページから、いつでも御連絡ください。

日本は、この夏、大変な事になっていますね。ニューヨークは、異常に雨が続いて、私の小さなベランダ植木鉢農園では根腐れを心配した程で、今日1週間ぶりに水をやりました。私は水筒にちょっとのリンゴ酢と水を入れて持ち歩いています。私の仕事も忙しい時とそうで無い時の差が非常に大きいので、忙しい時にスローダウンするのが難しいのはよくわかるのですが、倒れてからでは遅いので、どこかでバランス取る必要があるんだと思います。私は、この1年弱で3回ERに行く羽目になり、(結局大事にはならず!)7月一杯、ゆったりと出来たので、体調が戻ってきた感じです。ぼちぼち、こちらも更新していきます。

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Fiscal year is ending

I’ve always enjoyed teaching in NYC public schools as a teaching artist. Marquis Studios, thank you for another year.  Took extra teaching jobs this year to upgrade my old computer system.   

 Crazy hat making

Crazy hat making

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Mix primary colors.  

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Painting is always popular. 

 Mosaic  

Mosaic  

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buttons and more

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Origami is also getting more popular and helps to learn selfcontrole.

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Portrait

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Simple origami + drawing

Black Cloud? Till tomorrow.

Someone said “Black Cloud?” I actually liked it though I have titled it as “Sevol”.  Up till tomorrow 5pm. I will be at the gallery till 6pm today and after 4pm tomorrow. Come to see me at Gallery OneTwentyEight, 128 Rivington Street, New York, NY. 10002

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"If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? ”

Watch “Poketto” on #Vimeo

んとよ、こごさ ポケットあっと思ってけろな。 んでそっからなんでもすぎななででくっとすっと何いいべな。書いでみねがい。絵さしてもいいなだ。 ほしたらそいず ポケットんながさいっちょくべ。ほがの人書いだなも見でみ。"If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave it in a pocket. Read what others said.”


See me at Queens Museum, 7th, Sunday.

Come to see me and participate capsule version of installation “Dwelling with Thousands Windows”, a part of Dwelling/Queens Art Intervention, at the Queens Museum, Sunday, 7th, 2nd Fl,  1-4pm.  It was reviewed in TimesLedger

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 What do you see through the windows?  What to be seen through the windows?  

What do you see through the windows?  What to be seen through the windows?