Yuji Moriguchi

Yuji Moriguchi is an illustrator and painter born in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan in 1971. His style has strong influences from Ukiyo-e and Showa-era artwork but is firmly rooted in modern manga and pop culture. He also produces manga under the pseudonym, Namida Zubon.

Subjects for Yuji Moriguchi’s paintings generally contain women in dreamlike states, somewhat disengaged from their surroundings. Often the moment captured seems to be just after the plot point has occurred leaving the viewer to infer the backstory. He has an affinity for tentacles and fantastical creatures as well as flowers.

Flowers are kinky, aren’t they? They have a poisonous quality besides a symbolic meaning.”

See more at Yuji Moriguchi’s official website.

All images © Yuji Moriguchi.

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