Jul 8, 2019

失われた帝国のためのアートワーク No.12:The artwork for the Lost Empire KuK - No.12

Artwork by Kumiko Sakaki (All rights reserved)

Ad augusta per angusta―― 
He wore his brown leather flight helmet which ordered by himself, and put on folding glass flight goggles. His usual black airmen's jacket is still good condition, and he wears the M1916 field jacket (tunic) which made of field grey fabric (It's brownish). Though it can't see from here, it has a golden shoulder loop on the tunic. His career began at the Reitende Artillerie (Horse artillery) and it would end at the aviation troops. This painting was drawn in the late Summer 1918. (according to fiction)

What was he thinking? 

Jun 3, 2019

失われた帝国のためのアートワーク No.11 :The artwork for the Lost Empire KuK - No.11

Artwork by Kumiko Sakaki (All rights reserved)

How have you been, everyone? I've just finished to painting the Austria-Hungarian soldier. He is an Artillery soldier and He almost just joined in k.k. Landwehr. He had a gut feeling that something bad will happen - I might die here or this Empire might end. Though, his war just started.

Summer in 1916 ――

Usual Egalisierung of kuk Artillery is scharlachrot (scarlet), but I wasn't able to find color information of the k.k. Landwehr Artillery, so I asked my friend Pike Grey (on twitter who is the A-H historian). He told, it's grass green without Edelweiss. Thank you so much for telling it :-)
By the way, it can't see because the picture is small, but I drew "FJI" and artillery buttons on his cap. Franz Josef I still was alive until Nov 1916.

My original artbook on the web store

This is the book cover. Artwork by Kumiko Sakaki

Hello, everyone. Thank you for visiting my new uniform artwork page. 
Actually (you know?), I self-published my artbook "The Artwork for the Lost Empire Austria-Hungary" in last August. So I hid the series from here. 

So, I've already started my original book store on Booth. Please check my page :-)

Jan 5, 2019


Photo No.Pf 2529 D1 from Österreichische Nationalbibliothek 


・1902年クントマンガッセギムナジウム(Gymnasium Kundmanngasse)
・10代の頃、家庭教師のAlbrecht Reif先生と同性愛体験
 (K.u.k. Niederösterreichisches Dragoner-Regiment „Friedrich August König von Sachsen“ Nr. 3)

Dec 20, 2018

Wonderful and treditional Vienna band, Hoch- und Deutschmeister! 帝国連隊楽団『歩兵第4連隊ホッホ・ウント・ドイッチュマイスター』

Hi everyone!

Though you already know, I've been painted the Austria-Hungary Empire uniform illustration for history research in recent years, and was able to self-publishing the artbook for Armistice 100th anniversary of the First World War in this 19 August. I'd love to thank many times for my family and friends who supported me. 

Artwork (a part) by Kumiko Sakaki

By the way, in my artbook there is the illustration, "Oberleutnant of k.u.k. Infanterieregiment Hoch- und Deutschmeister Nr. 4". Surprisely and amazily, Wonderful band from Wien in Austria, Hoch- und Deutschmeister k.u.k Wiener Regimentskapelle IR4 found my uniform illustration, and they were introduced my illustration on your Instagram page. 

Yes, he in my artwork wears the same uniform color Himmelblau with the band :-) It’s my favorite color. 

their album "300 Jahre Maria Theresia"

As many music lovers or history researchers have knew, Deutschmeister band has a long history. Yes, the band has been activated traditionally from before Austria-Hungary era by many members, so we can still go to listen their music. This tradition is gradely priceless, and their album "300 Jahre Maria Theresia" (I have it) is great, stirring and powerful. Their band performances are amazing. "Ich freue mich, dass Sie meine Oberleutnant der IR4 gefunden haben. Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Glück und Gesundheit. Vielen Dank!" is all I can come up with now genuinely :-)

Let's check it!

After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, “Kizuna Projekt Wien” was established by thanks to the effort of  commanding officer of the Regimentskapelle, Major (iTr) Erich Kojeder and his wife Prof. Yukari Kojeder-Sakai mainly. I'm honner both countries cherish this friendship.
I heard from them they will perform at new event on next year. Austria and Japan will celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Friendship in 10 March 2019

Now,  I'm able to write the Japanese article of them through the kindness of the secretariat of Hoch- und Deutschmeister "k. u. k. Wiener Regimentskapelle IR4". He helped to write the English article for me. Thank you for all your help.  Now, let me tell you in Japanese language about the best Vienna brass band.

Nov 11, 2018

Armistice 100th anniversary (11 Nov 1918 → 11 Nov 2018)

Artwork by Kumiko Sakaki

He looks like sad. November 11 in 2018 is the 100th anniversary from the end of WWI. Since 2014 which is the 100th anniversary from the outbreak of the war, I’ve been focused on my own project for A-H people (the plan is made a while ago), and could self-published the artbook in this August. 

This is the tribute illustration (a part) for passed away people at the battlefield. They wished to coming back their home, and wanted to meet with their families, lovers and friends, but they couldn’t. He feels to sad for them.
I wish that my book will become the eulogy for soldiers/officers and families who lived in that era.

Requiescat in Pace. We’ll remember them.

Oct 21, 2018

Jun 26, 2018



Apr 21, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

Illustration for the remembrance day of the Hungarian Revolution at 15th March

Artwork by Kumiko Sakaki

Hi Everyone (Especially Hungarian friends)!

As you know, today is the Remembrance day of the Hungarian Revolution at 15th March 1848. I painted for my Hungarian friend and people who have stood up for freedom at that time. This Hungarian Hussar's uniform has very colorful red, white and green. The clothing is really beautiful. Of course, their hearts, too.

I will so glad if they like my work :-)