A Place Where I Can Be Myself
canvas, oil paint
16.14 × 12.52 inches
$900 (without frame)
Momiji was born in 1985 and has lived in Kagawa Prefecture since she was 10 years old.
She liked to draw since she was little, but felt as if art was not necessary for a proper life,
so she decided to let it go. However, her life in Tokyo as a working adult and her
experience with the outcomes of the Great East Japan Earthquake, changed her way of
thinking as she learned about the value of the things she likes.
Since then, she studied at Musashino Art University, and has been aiming to create
artworks that portray the beauty felt by the heart and the balance sought by instincts.
She mainly creates oil paintings, and draws nature and living things as motifs to bring
about beauty and the sense of presence.
From her 12 year experience with kendo as a student, she believes that everything is a
fight against yourself, and aims for harmony with the world beyond that. Along with such
thoughts, the traditional spirit and region-specific sensibilities gained through training
are naturally included to create a unique world that takes some Japanese shapes and
In 2021, she exhibited for the first time in “Japanese Arts”.