Shibuya and Harajuku

“Shibuya – The Search For A New Identity.”
The search for our authentic selves is an ongoing and ever-unfolding quest.

In this series, I painted portraits of the youth seen in the Harajuku and Shibuya neighborhoods in Tokyo, who dress in a wild and artistic way, a playful, creative and comical fashion.

Around those central portraits, I doodled or drew images of ancient warriors, emperors, elegant court ladies, spiritual teachers, sages, dragons and masters.

They were meant to symbolize the stories of our lives, our collective consciousness, cultural myths and stories, as well as the unseen and the inner realms, like our inner critics, self doubts, inner fears and inner demons.

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Ota San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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“Chikako San” Painted on Scrolls- Watercolors, ink, acrylics Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm) In Private Collection

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Koto San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Komako San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Natsuki San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Mika San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Anaka San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Yamasaki San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Kokona San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Cho San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Honami San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Painted on Scrolls- Watercolors, ink, acrylics Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm) In Private Collection

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Kaori San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Natsumi San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Uki San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Umeki San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Chiho San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Hitomi San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Watanabe San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Kentarou San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Umekasi San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Koyuki San – Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Michiko San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Misaki San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Kirihara San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection

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Kuniko San- Watercolors, ink, acrylics on Scrolls- Scroll Size: 27″ by 68″ (674mm by 1700mm) Painting Size: 24″ by 51″ (600mm by 1275mm)- In Private Collection




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