Jun 11, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

Artwork: Bit by bit...

Artwork by Kumiko Sakaki

Hello everyone. How have you been?
2017 finished a half. Indeed "time and tide wait for no man".

The book which I drew an illustration will on sale June 7. Though it's written by only Japanese words, if you can read the word, I recommend to get the book.

Like that, Recent years I have more work (office and other illustrations), so I can get ahead with my lifework only bit by bit...But,
I've never forget my BD or novel project, and the works are in process. Thank you for my cheering up!

For your kindness...

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Dear people who gave replies to me :-)

Dear people who gave replies to me,

Thank you for writing a praise and criticisms for articles about me mentioned in "Europeana blog" in last year. I would appreciate that you made time for me. I'm honored you see my creative side. Thank you so much.

My artworks aren't retro or decadence, it's a part of my research on the project.
Though I think some historians can understand this, even though the history fiction authors or artists live in modern times, when they make stories or draw artworks about other era, some materials are needed for history.

In order to reproduce how they spent at that time, also I check at their clothes which is included the military uniform. (Needless to say, with cultures.) In that sense, historical research may become "decadence which is sticking to the dead past".

If works freed from artists, it becomes an other thing. But It doesn't mean that I don't want to have a responsibility to artworks. I proud my work, but also it's good that there are many thoughts.

While I have respect to my motif, I would only carefully promote my projects at the own pace.

By the way......
Unfortunately, I'm not age enough to go on with passion like youths in 20s-30s years old. I'm sorry for making me misunderstand from my one of my photo that I'm a young girl, haha ;-)

Feb 8, 2017

Jan 15, 2017

Dec 8, 2016

Again, I will pray for them and peace.

When I was a kid, I visited in Hawaii for a first time. A local guide asked us, "do you want to go to Pearl Harbor? some Japanese doesn't want to go for sad history." I who wasn't interested in history didn't know the place but I felt the name is beautiful. I asked my parents, "What happened in there?" My father answered me, "Over 40 years ago, the Imperial Japanese force attacked there, and Many people died at Pearl Harbor, so the Pacific War began for it." We said, 
"I wish to go."

Unfortunately, I can't remember almost things(for a kid memory), but I remember that I found the wreckage under the light blue sea. and We pressed our hands together for victim to praying. 

This year again, I will pray for them.