Japan

Hiroshi Nonami

Hiroshi Nonami is a Japanese beauty photographer and was born in Shimane prefecture in 1954. After graduating from Osaka Photography College (now Visual Arts…

Ito Ōgure (Oh! great)

Ito Ōgure, known professionally as Oh! great, is a Japanese manga artist most recognized for the manga series Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear. In…

Misako Kobayashi

Misako Kobayashi is a Japanese artist and printmaker. Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1985, Kobayashi entered Japan’s Women’s Art University in 2005. She studied…

Tenjiku Rounin

Tenjiku Rounin is a comic (manga) artist from Japan. Like many adult (H Manga) artists Rounin uses a pseudonym and little is known about…

Seiu Ito

Seiu Ito, also romanised as Seiyu Itoh was a Japanese painter, recognised today as “the father of modern kinbaku”. Ito was born Hajime Ito…

Oneq

Oneq is an illustrator, street artist, and muralist from the Japanese island of Kyushu. Her work is focused entirely on the female form, showing…

Mari Shimizu

Mari Shimizu is a sculptor and doll maker from Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Shimizu mainly produces ball-jointed dolls and experimental puppet objects. Her work has…

Aya Takano

Aya Takano is a Japanese painter, illustrator, and writer. Born in Saitama, Japan, Takano spent her childhood immersed in books; mainly natural sciences and…

Kazuki Takamatsu

Kazuki Takamatsu is a Japanese painter born in Sendai, Miyagi in 1978. Over the last two decades he has developed a technique that involves…

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…