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My friend Shin Murata, @muratashinwolf the ceramicist represented exclusively by Kaikai Kiki, has been diagnosed with cancer. I’m terribly shaken. He has colon cancer apparently in the shape and size of tarako (cod roe), yet he had no subjective symptom at all. He’s 48. There have been many creators of my own generation who have also been diagnosed with cancer in the recent years and they are each going through an uphill battle against the illness. I can only begin to imagine how they must feel. We creators are constantly drifting in the world of our own fantasies in our brains so we tend to forget about our bodies in the real world. Shin Murata lives and works deep in the mountains up Kamo river, about 40-minute drive from Kyoto. He leads a quiet life with his wife, Fusako, @egifusako after getting married two years ago. They get loads of snow in the winter and suffer damages from typhoon-induced rain in the summer. Murata has long been throwing pots amidst such raging nature. Around two years ago, he completely halted selling his works, wishing to achieve the ultimate state of ceramics production that he strives for, and has since been focusing exclusively on preparing the environment which would allow him to do so. It was in this context that he received the diagnosis. I pray from the bottom of my heart for his swift, full recovery and look forward to the day he can present to the world his idea of ultimate form of ceramics he strives for. 友人であり、カイカイキキで専属取り扱い陶芸作家の村田森さん @muratashinwolf が癌告知を受けた、との事。物凄いショックです。 直腸癌で、腸がタラコの様になってしまっているとの事。しかも、自覚症状が全くなかったとの事。オン年48歳。僕の世代のクリエイターにも、癌になってしまわれた方が多くいらっしゃって、厳しい闘病生活を強いられていて、お気持ち察するに余りあります。 クリエイターは常に脳内のファンタジーの世界を揺蕩とうてるので、現実の自分身体を忘れがちです。 村田森さんは、京都から車で40分ほどの鴨川源流の山奥に工房兼住居を構えており、昨年ご結婚された奥様のふさこさん @egifusako と、ひっそりと暮らしています。冬はドカ雪、夏は台風による大雨被害で、停電、崖崩れ、道路の長期封鎖など、自然の猛威の中で作陶生活を送っていて、2年ほど前から、彼の目指す陶芸の境地を目指したい、との事で、販売する作品の制作を一切止めて、彼の目指す方向の達成だけに集中出来る環境を整えていました。ですが、そう言う時に、病気の告知。快癒すること、そして、村田森さんの目指される陶芸の極致を世に問う日が、1日でも早く来ることを心からお祈りしております。 translation: @tabi_the_fat

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This year, once again, I went to catch small creatures with nets in the river with my kids—it’s called “gasa gasa” in Kyoto/Shiga region—a few days ago, just before the Obon holidays ended. Afterwards, the adults (my two assistants @goro_i @yanotakaya and myself) brought my kids home and set off anew to go catch some turtles and soft-shell turtles at night. We aimed for the spot that Mr. Hanzawa, @seiyahanzawa who used to help us with the activity until last year, had told us. We caught a few and it was quite satisfactory. I would like to get more serious next year. 今年もお盆明けの数日前、京都、滋賀地方の川で、ガサガサと言って、網で小動物を捕獲する遊びを子供達とやり、保護者達、つまり僕と2人のアシスタント @goro_i @yanotakaya は、子供達を家に送った後、夕方、夜に、亀、スッポンを捕獲に行ってきました。 ポイントは去年までサポートしてくれてた、半澤さん @seiyahanzawa に教わった場所。数体が捕獲でき、大変満足しました。来年はもっと本格的にやってみたいと思ってます。

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These are drawings and the potential cover layout designs for the ninth book of original drawings and timesheets (that control their movements) from Episode 5 of my animation series, 6HP. Eight previous books have already been published so please find them at Tonario Zingaro.

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at @yukimasaida studio. Fun time!

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@kazukiyunoki Kazuki Yunoki she had been over 10years help me Costume making and coordination. Today we can see together our history. Thank you so much Yunoki_san! at @taikwuncontemporary

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w PANDA!

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Now I came back to HK @taikwuncontemporary . I joint w kindergarten kids & @tobiasmberger his team! Thank you all thing! Now HK is quiet and safe! Please come to my show "Murakami vs Murakami" Another 16days! 🙇‍♂️

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@dorachan_official colabo paintings for @galerieperrotin seoul at September my show.

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New collection. @frankbenson.info Thank you sooooo much! Your hard time! This is a Too great work! OMG! Frank Benson Castaway 2018 cast bronze, polyurethane acrylic paint 39 3⁄8 x 28 3⁄4 x 27 1⁄2 in (100 x 73 x 70 cm) edition 3 of 4 + a/p

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Costume play 6HP! Long time ago! 📷 @mebaeros

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🌈 young 🌈

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@mebaeros new Thin book "BATO SYOJYO as Abusive girls" at #comicmarket 2019 Summer.

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at @tonari_no_zingaro has @complexcon Festival!

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65th anniversary @godzilla_toho

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PANDA painting :03

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PANDA painting 2019:02

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PANDA painting 2019:01

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I got #Kaiju_Killer ed.1 from @instinctoy_hiroto_ohkubo . Thank you so much!

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I am currently making a short film titled Let’s Go See the Nuclear Reactor. The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 has, in many ways, changed Japan’s way of being. Especially after the explosion and meltdown of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, hit by the tsunami, highly concentrated radiation showered even on the Tokyo metropolitan area, causing great panic for a time. For three years or so, there were frequent protests against nuclear power, but they have since died down. Now that the Olympics are coming to Tokyo, the government is asserting its safeness. There was an episode in a Netflix series about dark tourism that visited the area around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, but it was later revealed that the guide was an actor. It seems that the area of catastrophe is now part of cultural curiosity and entertainment. The short film attempts to visualize such a laid-back feel surrounding this matter, accompanied by a poem I wrote, read, and sing. The film is directed by Daisuke Kobayashi @dadadaisuke ,the up-and-coming director in the TV commercial industry. The producer is Shinji Ogawa @maguromaru34 , who produced Norwegian Wood, the film I love by Tran Ahn Hung. Artist Mr. @misteryanen created the first storyboard. Ren Sudo @kiyoubinbou3147 and Yuuka Kouri @kori_yuka play the leads. My standing position is that of the general director, imagining the whole. Music is by Yumiko Ohno @yumikoohno and Zak @namioto . We are right in the middle of filming, with the completion planned for the end of this year.

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Sign time.

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Inspired by the Black Flag @blackflagband T-shirt design, we made a Block chain T-shirt. 😭

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Emi Kuraya’s @emikuraya solo show opened last night. I first came to know her on Instagram when Kojiro Matsumoto @kojiro_m curated her show at the Shinjuku Ophthalmologist (Ganka) Gallery @gankagarou .I asked him to introduce us and got to meet her. She is still a senior at university and paints her works in her studio at school. Though there is no knowing what will become of her, for sure she is energetically producing works brimming with youth. Watching her continue to paint all night to complete her works leading up to the show, I couldn’t help but feel bittersweet, fresh yet painful youth in full bloom. I hope you’ll come see such paintings of youth yourself. くらやえみさん @emikuraya の個展。昨日より始まりました。 そもそもくらやさんを知ったのは、こうじろうさん @kojiro_m がキュレーションした、新宿眼科画廊 @gankagarou での展覧会の記事をInstagramで見て、こうじろうくんに、紹介をお願いして、出会いました。 今、まだ、大学の4年生で、作品も学校のアトリエで描いていて、今後どうなるのか、サッパリわかりませんが、兎に角若さが吹き出してる作品をグングン描き続けて、展覧会の前日も完成出来ていない作品を徹夜で筆を入れて行く姿に、甘酸っぱい清々しくも切ない、青春そのものを感じました。 そんな青春絵画を、ぜひ一度見てみてください。 @kaikaikikigallery

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Today, during the day I was on location shooting my short film near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima and in the early evening I went to a gathering to honor Yasuhiro Wakashima @modelkingdom and Hiroshi Sagae, both otaku sculptors, in their lifetime. Hiroshi Sagae #寒河江弘 unfortunately could not attend due to sudden illness. The two are both suffering from cancer and the party was planned by Shuichi Miyawaki @sennmusann , the president of Kaiyodo @kaiyodo_pr , in order to encourage them while they are still well. Mr. Wakashima developed cancer in the ocular fundus in the skull five years ago and, after its removal, was long battling for recovery. A few months ago, I heard, he had a contusion on the skull supporting the brain and had a surgery to secure the brain with titanium and a muscle from his thigh. I couldn’t begin to wrap my head around all this but he seemed very much recovered and well today, leaving me in awe of modern medicine. I had the pleasure of working with them both: Mr. Wakashima had made my life-size figure sculpture, SMPKo2, and Mr. Sagae had created models for some of my 500 Arhats figures. It’s rough to see us first-generation otaku age and drop right and left. Yet we are the kind of people whose minds are happily filled with otaku worldview even as we fall to illness, so there’s something tremendous about that. Mr. Wakashima, Mr. Sagae, please do take care and live long. 本日は昼間は福島の原発界隈でムービーの撮影をして、夕方は、オタクの造形師、若島廉弘 AKA 東海村源八さん @modelkingdom さん、寒河江弘さんらお二人を存命中に讃える会に参加しました。寒河江弘さんは急遽具合が悪くなって不参加との事。 お二人とも癌を患っており、元気なうちに皆んなで元気付けようと、海洋堂 @kaiyodo_pr の社長、宮脇修一 @sennmusann さんが企画したパーティでした。 若島さんは5年前、頭蓋骨の眼底に癌が出来て、その摘出、闘病で、苦しんでおられましたが、数ヶ月前に、脳を支える頭蓋骨が座礁し、チタンと足の太ももの腱で、脳を支える手術をしたとの事で、聞いてても手術の内容がわからなかったのですが、とても元気になられていて、現代医学の進歩に驚いていた次第。 その若島さんはSMPKO2という等身大フィギュアを作ってくれて、寒河江さんは五百羅漢を造形してくださったご縁。 オタク第1世代も歳をとり、バタバタと倒れていっており、なかなか辛いものがありますな。しかし、こうして病に倒れても頭の中はオタクの世界観でバラ色という人種!物凄いものがありますな。 若島さん、寒河江さん、養生して、長生きしてください。

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My guest editorship for @CNNStyle exploring the theme of identity is now live! Please check it out - see the link in my bio for more details! #murakamivsmurakami @taikwuncontemporary

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We are still casting background/extras for my (Takashi Murakami’s) new short film! We have a gift for all participants. For those who participate in 2), we’ll have a lottery for wonderful special merchandise we just released the other day. There’ll be something for everyone. Location: Utsunomiya, Tocihgi Prefecture We are shooting Sunday, August 4, 2019 1) 1 to 5 p.m. Seeking 12 Males ages 20 - 50 2) 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (may finish early) Seeking 200 Males and Females age 20+ Must have own car to commute to and from location. Please send a blank message to kaikai.audience@gmail.com for details. Please make sure to change the domain reception setting to ensure receipt of message from this address. 僕、村上隆の新作短編映像作品、エキストラ出演者を引き続き募集しています! ご参加の皆様全員にプレゼントを用意しています。 ②の撮影にご参加頂いた方には、この前発売した、あんな物やこんなもの、の、素敵な特別商品をご用意したくじ引きを行います! 基本的には、全員にプレゼントは用意してます。 2019年8月4日(日) 栃木県宇都宮市内。 ①13:00集合予定 17:00解散予定 男性限定 20~50歳 12名募集 ②16:00集合予定  26:00解散予定(早めに終わる可能性があります) 男女混合 20歳以上 200名募集 自分のお車で集合、解散できる方。ご連絡頂いた方には、こちらから詳細のご連絡をいたします。 kaikai.audience@gmail.com までドメイン解除の上、空メールをご送信ください。

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We did! @complexcon

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Female student type android in uniform KO2 at Wonder Festival 2019 summer.

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Came back studio. @dorachan_official photo: @tj_haruka

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Fukushima 2019 Summer Still strong radioactivity & we are making some fantastic story.

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Wake up 3:00AM & then set up camera &GO!

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Still silence. Fukushima Radioactitity Tunami

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July 24, 2019 The filming of my short film has just kicked into gear with the actors. This project has been in the making for the past 4 years. The music is already done, and we've finally been able to start the main filming process. The producer is Shinji Ogawa, @maguromaru34 who produced Norwegian Wood, a movie directed by Tran Anh Hung, based on Haruki Murakami's novel. The locations of the shoots are in areas with high levels of radiation in Fukushima. We will monitor the amount of radiation that the staff will be exposed to using a Geiger counter at every film location, and will gauge their total daily amount of exposure, but by no means are these levels low. The scenery one encounters vary from area to area. While some areas are a total ghost-town, in other areas you can see signs of life returning little by little as some residents come back to their homes. You may even come face to face with a family of boars walking about. I look forward to what kind of footage we can capture in the next 1 week.

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Casting background/extras for Takashi Murakami’s new short film. Location: Utsunomiya, Tocihgi Prefecture Shoots Sunday, August 4, 2019 1 to 5 p.m. Seeking 12 Males ages 20 - 50 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (may finish early) Seeking 200 Males and Females age 20+ Must have own car to commute to and from location. Please send a blank message to kaikai.audience@gmail.com for details. Please make sure to change the domain reception setting to ensure receipt of message from this address. story bord: @misteryanen 村上隆、新作短編映像作品、出演者を募集します! 2019年8月4日(日) 栃木県宇都宮市内。 ◆13:00集合予定 17:00解散予定 男性限定 20~50歳以上 12名募集 ◆16:00集合予定 26:00解散予定(早めに終わる可能性があります) 男女混合 20歳以上 200名募集 自分のお車で集合、解散できる方。ご連絡頂いた方には、こちらから詳細のご連絡をいたします。 kaikai.audience@gmail.com までドメイン解除の上、空メールをご送信ください。 仮ストーリーボード: @misteryanen

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On the process. Murakami zombie sculpted: @amazing_jiro @ukita_jur @komayojur

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@kyliejenner colabo 2016 complex magazin @complexcon 🙏: @outfitmyth

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😭😱😭 Last night @complexcon Why? 😇😇😇

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Felt scared of the scarf. Will popular @takish05 said! 😂

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New painting w @dorachan_official

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@styleofmurakami my out fit summary account was comming. What a mess!

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Another few hours. @complexcon Chicago.

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@madsaki show at @galerieperrotin HK now. Congrats! photo: @hypebeast

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Colabo @cubs @complexcon @complex

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At around 10 a.m. on July 18, Japan time, an animation studio called Kyoto Animation was set on raging fire by a man who ignited flammable liquid, leaving 33 people dead. Kyoto Animation is a company which, over the years, has been performing the miraculous feat of producing an array of good-quality works through its own distinctive production system. I had optimistically regarded them as a studio capable of attracting and comforting a wide range of audience from the youth to the first-generation otaku such as myself. Their success had, however, apparently invited unwarranted resentments as well. After the incident, the president of the company revealed that they had repeatedly been receiving death threats and other intimidations. This incident has shocked me tremendously—as much as, or even more than, the 1995 subway sarin gas attack by the cult group Aum Shinrikyo had. It seems to reflect the deep-seeded ailment of the Japanese psyche that is like a wedged thorn we cannot remove, revealing a cross-section of the so-called chūni byo (eighth-grader syndrome), a warped, self-obsessed mentality prevalent in some otaku people. Jealousy could develop into a full-fledged grudge, but I cannot fathom what must be an incredibly forceful mechanism that translates such a sentiment into the execution of a real, atrocious action. When I contemplate how widely spread such a mechanism might be in our society, I almost go weak in the knees. I sincerely pray for the repose of the victims’ souls and for the swift recovery of those who were injured. translation: @tabi_the_fat photo: @asahi_shimbun

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@takano.aya 2019 KAIKAI KIKI Summer Show installation in progress @kaikaikikigallery ———— JULY 16, 2019 – JULY 27, 2019 GALLERY HOURS : 11:00 – 19:00 *First day only opens at 18:00. Open everyday during exhibition period RECEPTION: JULY 16, 2019 (TUE) 18:00~20:00 ———— Chiho Aoshima @chiho_aoshima, Yuji Ueda @yuji____ueda, Otani Workshop @ota539, ob @ob0o0, KYNE @route3boy, Emi Kuraya @emikuraya, groovisions @grvito, James Jean @jamesjeanart, Aya Takano @takano.aya, TENGAone @tengaone, FUTURA @futuradosmil, Ben Edmunds @bentedmunds, MADSAKI @madsaki, Takashi Murakami @takashipom, Mr. @misteryanen, Virgil Abloh @virgilabloh. ————

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@ob0o0 @emikuraya 2019 KAIKAI KIKI Summer Show installation in progress @kaikaikikigallery ———— JULY 16, 2019 – JULY 27, 2019 GALLERY HOURS : 11:00 – 19:00 *First day only opens at 18:00. Open everyday during exhibition period RECEPTION: JULY 16, 2019 (TUE) 18:00~20:00 ———— Chiho Aoshima @chiho_aoshima, Yuji Ueda @yuji____ueda, Otani Workshop @ota539, ob @ob0o0, KYNE @route3boy, Emi Kuraya @emikuraya, groovisions @grvito, James Jean @jamesjeanart, Aya Takano @takano.aya, TENGAone @tengaone, FUTURA @futuradosmil, Ben Edmunds @bentedmunds, MADSAKI @madsaki, Takashi Murakami @takashipom, Mr. @misteryanen, Virgil Abloh @virgilabloh. ————

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@route3boy @ota539 @madsaki @misteryanen 2019 KAIKAI KIKI Summer Show installation in progress @kaikaikikigallery ———— JULY 16, 2019 – JULY 27, 2019 GALLERY HOURS : 11:00 – 19:00 *First day only opens at 18:00. Open everyday during exhibition period RECEPTION: JULY 16, 2019 (TUE) 18:00~20:00 ———— Chiho Aoshima @chiho_aoshima, Yuji Ueda @yuji____ueda, Otani Workshop @ota539, ob @ob0o0, KYNE @route3boy, Emi Kuraya @emikuraya, groovisions @grvito, James Jean @jamesjeanart, Aya Takano @takano.aya, TENGAone @tengaone, FUTURA @futuradosmil, Ben Edmunds @bentedmunds, MADSAKI @madsaki, Takashi Murakami @takashipom, Mr. @misteryanen, Virgil Abloh @virgilabloh. ————

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I went to the election and voted for people who are not the mainstream. Hope we can make future JAPAN much better.

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@jamesjeanart @chiho_aoshima 2019 KAIKAI KIKI Summer Show installation in progress @kaikaikikigallery ———— JULY 16, 2019 – JULY 27, 2019 GALLERY HOURS : 11:00 – 19:00 *First day only opens at 18:00. Open everyday during exhibition period RECEPTION: JULY 16, 2019 (TUE) 18:00~20:00 ———— Chiho Aoshima @chiho_aoshima, Yuji Ueda @yuji____ueda, Otani Workshop @ota539, ob @ob0o0, KYNE @route3boy, Emi Kuraya @emikuraya, groovisions @grvito, James Jean @jamesjeanart, Aya Takano @takano.aya, TENGAone @tengaone, FUTURA @futuradosmil, Ben Edmunds @bentedmunds, MADSAKI @madsaki, Takashi Murakami @takashipom, Mr. @misteryanen, Virgil Abloh @virgilabloh. ————

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@noriomemo His report is very funny & I remember when I was art school student looks like that feeling. I am so moved.😄 @kaikaikikigallery Summer show.