I had an interview by Emotenashi, Kaonoe-san.
This is the article he wrote:)
“Wakalture Experience offering real Japanese culture”
He brought my portrait which he drew!!
See the details!! My outfit, name tag, necklace which I always wear, Tsumami-zaiku corsage and even the mole on my neck!!
He said he wasn’t a pro illustrator but I know he can be if he wants!!haha
About him, Kaonoe-san. He draws portraits of tourists to Japan on Instagram.
His Instagram: @kaonoe_japan_illust
He picks photos at random which tourists posted on Instagram. Then draws their portrait, send it to them as a surprise gift!!
Isn’t it amazing?!
He says he will keep continuing this project until Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Then have an exhibition “welcome” to many tourists who visit Japan in 2020.
He called this project “EMOTENASHI”
Emotenashi is a coined word with “E” and “Omotenashi”.
“E” means picture or illustration.
“Omotenashi” is hard to define in English because to understand it’s to experience Japan in-person. It’s hospitality but a Japanese way of hosting and serving guests.
This is the original article in Japanese.
If you’re interested in Japanese calligraphy (Shodo), then please contact me!!
You’ll learn the Traditional Japanese Calligraphy;) I have a license to teach Calligraphy and over 20 years of experiences.
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