- KIMURA Koichi
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Mr. Kimura produces his original “Yokai” monsters through his pottery, such as a kappa (a mythological water goblin), monkeys with humorous expressions, or creatures with body parts such as their limbs, eyes, nose and mouth that are freely combined. He sometimes makes many works based on the same motifs, but he still ultimately creates a variety of different works. When he was in elementary school, he became a fan of “Yokai” because of Shigeru Mizuki, a famous manga artist. He initially copied those seen in cartoons, and gradually began drawing his own originals. After he started attending Shuko Gakuen (social welfare facility), he gradually began creating ceramics, and now he makes three-dimensional ceramic objects at the facility, along with drawing a lot of pictures with a pencil on B5 size paper at home.
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