Illustration, Japan Project

Exposition: Aiko Fukawa

Aiko Fukawa is a Fujisawa-based illustrator who paints cute & colorful animal illustrations in every imaginable color. I’m a big fan of work so I was thrilled to find out she was exhibiting her works in Kyoto during my stay.
Lucky me! Again!

Her colorful paintings turned the gallery into a magical zoo. Cats, dogs, squirrels and bunnies were up on the walls everywhere. Dressed from top to toe and surrounded by little flowers, plants and birds. Oh, how I love Aiko’s work..

Aiko herself was also there and I have to admit I got a little shy when I met her. But there was nothing to be shy about really; she is a very kind-hearted, enthusiastic girl who couldn’t stop asking questions about Holland, my home country. I also loved hearing about her experience as an illustrator. We chatted for a while, I took some photos and when I got me a little souvenir she painted a little painting on the box. Yup, I felt pretty great after that!

For more info & works by Aiko Fukawa you can visit this blogpost or go to her website: www.nice-nice-nice.com.

By the way, the exhibition took place in Keibunsha; an inspiring bookstore & gallery where you can buy all kinds of goodies and see works of super-talented Japanese illustrators. Make sure to give it a visit if you’re ever in Kyoto.

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book storeAiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

Aiko Fukawa exposition at Keibunsha book store

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  • Reply Susy April 1, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Oh my gosh! It’s all so beautiful. The plates were especially sweet to me. And I love that she painted your box. What a lovely idea to make someone feel special. What a dreamy trip you are having. 🙂

  • Reply Sandra April 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Isn’t her work amazing? I hope you’ll get the chance to visit one of her exhibitions too some day! Really, a great experience!

  • Reply Thank you Japan! | ArtisticMoods.com April 18, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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