Moved to Saitama

4 days have passed since I moved to Saitama prefecture (very near from Tokyo). 90% of my baggages have been arranged to proper places in the new apartment, and most of necessary procedures, such as reports to the city office and tax office, payment of electriciy, gas, water etc., have been almost finished. (Only the internet has a little problems….)
I will kick my business into gear from next week!

The reason why I moved to Saitama is that the illustrators living in Kanto area (around Tokyo) have some advantages in sales promotion and meeting with publishing companies and/or advertizing companies. I spent quite a lot initial cost for this moving, but I believe there must be a lot of part time jobs to earn living expenses here.
But I actually hope to run my business in my home town, Hiroshima. If I successflly built long-term relationships with some clients, I would go back to Hiroshima someday.

I would like to say hello to the dear friends in Kanto area!

And the dear friends in Hiroshima, please wait for me to come back home.

A New Illustration (Likeness) Added to the Gallery

A new illustration was added to the Gallery page. She is a daughter of my sister’s friend.

I found the likeness of children is in high demand, as I have received inquiries from some of my friends and colleagues. I really thank for their interest and attentions for my business.

The fee structure of likeness for individual customers is to be posted at the middle of this October. Thank you so much for your patience, in advance!

Starting a Business as a Freelance Illustrator

After several years of consideration and conflict, I have decided to resign from the university and start a business as a freelance illustrator from this October.

I really thank for the great encouragement and warm support from my bosses and colleagues at my previous job place. I will try to run a good business and repay for their kindness in the future.