Tag: japan

#2 Rose Plumeria

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments


After moving to Japan to teach English, Rose soon discovered that she could command the lifeforce of flowers at will—thrive or die, blossom or wilt, all a the blink of an eye. Her talents made her a huge celebrity in Japan and her presence has rocked the world of competitive ikebana to its very core. But, as a wise poet once sang, every rose has its thorn, and our Rose harbors her own terrible secrets…

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Lira and Eight Cats

| November 30, 2011 | 2 Comments




and eight dream cats that represent the ideas for eight more seperate characters I could have designed, had I paced myself better.

Congratulations for all who particapted in the 30 character challenge!



| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Because Edo ain’t what it used to be.

Soba Phantom

| November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

In Iwate Prefecture, Japan, a famous regional food is wanko soba, soba being buckweat noodles, and wanko soba being a specialty style of eating: challengers attempt to eat 100 small bowls of soba in one sitting. Anyone who tries the challenge is offered bowl after bowl from a waitress standing close by, relentlessly pushing bowls onto the diner, regardless of whether he is trying to tell her he has had enough.


This is the wanko soba phantom. She appears only for a brief second in dark corners or dim corridors. She appears to people who feel like they have been pushed to their limits, physically, emotionally or mentally, and are about to snap. She says nothing, but for the individuals unlucky enough to see her and about to be pushed into complete breakdown her message is clear:

“just one more”


Origami Mermaid

| November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments


| November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Humanoid interpretation of the Hayabusa Shinkansen:



Day 8 Geisha

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Geisha is an assassin who employs creative methods, and part of an alien race the “Shiro Neko”

Oiran de los Muertos

| November 1, 2011 | 7 Comments

November 1st, Day of the Dead. The Oiran de los Muertos. She dances, perhaps in a Day of the Dead parade, perhaps in a private corner room of an Edo Period Japanese tea house in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters. It’s hard to distinguish between beautiful and frightening, but she is eerily captivating to all those who see her.