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    Photograph of contemporary artist Jodai Watanabe

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    date of birth / gender / blood type

    December 18, 1983/Male/Type A

    Dominant hand -dominant hand-


    Birthplace -hometown-

    Ehime Prefecture

    Title -title-


    career -career-

    assistant history
    2009 | AKABOSHI -Ibun Suikoden- (Yoichi Amano)
    2010~2018 | JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Hirohiko Araki)
    2019~2020 | GIANT KILLNG

    Exhibition history
    2019 | Solo Exhibition "liFe!" (cafe884/Wakayama)
    2020 | Solo exhibition "JohDaism" (Galerie LE MONDE/Tokyo)
    2021 | Solo Exhibition "KISS A...01" (Lit/Tokyo), Solo Exhibition "KISS A...02" (Seven Colors/Tokyo), Group Exhibition "Fabric and Painting" (Kyoto Museum of Culture/Kyoto), Group Exhibition "100 People 10" (Shinwa Art Museum/Tokyo)

    2017 | Selected for Japan Mountain Photography Association Exhibition

    Motto -motto-

    The stake that sticks out gets hammered down, but the stake that doesn't stick out rots

    Works Theme -the theme of making a treasure-

    Research and pursuit of line expression, the aesthetics of margins, and the spirit of wabi-sabi in Japanese comics that have evolved from Hokusai's ukiyo-e comics

    Dream as an artist -dream as an artist-

    Putting the techniques of Japanese manga into the context of contemporary art

    The trigger for starting art -the trigger for art-

    Because I couldn't think of a way other than art to make use of the manga techniques and knowledge I had cultivated as a manga artist assistant for 10 years.

    Motivation for making works -motivation-

    I don't know how else to live

    -where to make a treasure-

    home and atelier

    Favorite art tool -favorite tool-


    Hobby -hobby-

    Climbing/biking/cooking/visiting museum galleries

    Favorite food -favorite food-


    Favorite music -favorite music-

    movie soundtrack

    favorite animal

    General Wildlife/Insects

    Favorite movie -favorite movie-

    I have watched over 1000 and there are many

    A word to those who are watching my work -messeage-

    I hope you will pay attention to the gap between the analog expression of manga and the expression on the canvas.

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