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Picture diaries by Matsubara Hikaru

Thu, Jul 4, 2019

The huge amounts of picture diaries that Hikaru Matsubara has kept since he was an elementary school student are stored at his home. Some are stored in files, some are written in notes or in word processors, and some are written in his own handwriting. Those handwritten characters are also changing little by little, whilst in contrast his pictures don’t seem to change much in the same manner. Some of these pictures will be introduced.

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  • MATSUBARA Hikaru

    Matsubara Hikaru's embroidered pieces depict ships and airplanes he has seen along his travels and flowers that bloom in the garden each season. When his heart is filled with sorrow after earthquake, melancholy animals appear in his canvases, reflecting hissadness. When visiting temples and shrines, if he is touched by something, his flower petals will show unique patterns. In his repetitive everyday, the repetitive movements of his needle string together his artistic vision in a splash of color.

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