My designs show a world as experienced by a little girl. Each scene expresses one of the girl’s moods — when she’s happy, for example, or when she’s feeling sad. This isn’t really environmental art, but it does feature a lot of natural themes. That’s because, in this world, animals and the girl play together naturally. I also use natural themes as the inspiration for fantasy; these designs are intended to be enjoyable to look at.
I do most of my clock sales through Francfranc. My other channels include Loft and Tokyu Hands. In 2010, I exhibited at Ambient in Germany. I also do exhibits at lifestyle shows like this, and at the Gift Show.
I started out by designing clocks and lampshades. In Japan, displaying a single artwork, like a picture, isn’t something that many people do. So my initial concept was that, rather than displaying art, which is perceived as rather formal, people could incorporate art into daily life. The idea is to add a cheerful touch to everyday life simply by putting a clock on the wall, even if the owner doesn’t paint a picture.