Friday, December 05, 2008

After a long period of time...

Yes, I know, I haven't been updating my blog for the longest time...
Here is a "welcome board" I made for my sister's wedding.
The wedding was so beautiful, and I wish my sister and her husband for the lifelong happiness!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Something from the past

Here are 2 animations from the After Effects class from last year.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I get by with a little help from my friends.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Turning Point

"There is a new beginning to every ending"

This is my last piece of the Penguin/Haiku series. At least for now :)

Monday, May 12, 2008


It's not worth worrying, so stop and move forward.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008


"What seems impossible is the limitations set by yourself"

Often times we draw the line by ourselves between what we think we can and we can't. I think one can display greater ability by giving oneself unlimited possibility.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I almost always have my music with me wherever I am; at home, outside, just about anywhere. I can't live without music, and it greatly helps me get inspired. This is an illustration about a relationship between me and music.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


"You don't need a reason to be kind"
There always seems to be some sort of reason to hurt or be mean to someone, but I think you don't really need a reason to be nice and kind to others.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


"You won't know what real happiness is unless you know what it's like to be in pain, to be hurt."

Monday, March 31, 2008


A haiku and an illustration about whether something is successful or unsuccessful, whether you win or lose, is defined by its process, not the result.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


This is a book cover illustration of a story called "Tancredi" It's about a man with two heads, one good and one evil. I wanted to depict how there are both good and evil in everyone without being too obvious.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


This is an illustration of a story how some people work too much and don't have enough time for their private lives.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Book dummy from the past...

This is a children's book dummy I made when I was around 13 or 14 years old. The story is based on my own experience of the time when I moved to Canada for a few years as a child.

"Junko's Black Hair"

"Illustration & story by Junko Miyakoshi"

"One day, Junko arrived at an airport with her mom. As she looked around and saw unfamiliar people, she thought..."

"Wow... brown hair, blond hair, red hair... they're so beautiful! Why is my hair black...?"

"I got it! Hair color changes if I stay here!"

"'What hair color do I want? Brown? But blond is also good..' Junko excitedly waited her hair color to change but..."
"Her hair color stayed black in the morning and at night."

"One day, Junko got into a new school. She felt uncomfortable being the only kid with black hair, but then..."
"Everyone gathered around her saying, 'Wow, you have such pretty black hair!'"

"That night, Junko looked herself in a mirror and thought, 'Maybe this black hair isn't bad after all... Maybe this black hair is only for me!'"
"Ever since that day, Junko proudly had her black hair down."
-The End-

"How Junko's day starts"

This actually is a true story, and I really thought my hair color would change..!! All Japanese people have black hair (unless dyed), and it was pretty shocking for a 5 year-old kid who had never been outside her country!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Illustration Friday -Theory-

You can't change the past, but the future is up to you.
So don't hang on to what's done, and move forward.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Back to NY

After a long break back in Kyoto, Japan, I came back to NY. Here are some sketches from the Osaka Kansai airport and the plane.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Illustration Friday -Plain-

There might be a "plain yellow" giraffe somewhere out there...

And I'd also like to say, it's okay to be different ;)

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Just played around with Photoshop using my old sketch. Not much else to say..

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sleepless night

What happens when you just can't sleep no matter how many sheep you count..?
They fall asleep before you do.. ;)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Relaxing moment

I just love chilling with my dog :)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Koi bumi -longing-

This week's topic for IF is "100%"
So here it is, "100%" Japanese :)

The title "Koi bumi" means "love letter" in Japanese, and "koi" also means carp (with different Kanji characters). She's longing for her forbidden love, and I wanted to depict something lonely yet beautiful...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A happy new year

It's the year of the rat this year.
A happy new year everyone :)