What is TAKUROMAN?
Realizing a longtime dream to become a manga artist, at the age of 35 I enrolled at a comic art school. I had the great fortune to be directly instructed by Ms. Masae Takakuwa, the author of Human Body Croquis, an art instruction manual that deeply impressed me at the time.
Based on the premise that "art happens", I draw inspiration from shapes that appear while I'm drawing, and these inform the theme of each of my works. I've named this method the Self-Drawing Feedback Concept Method.
Live painted at gespo☆party 2022, the large e-sport event / Live painted at the stage with famous music artists at ART LIVE 2021 and 3 live painted works sold out at NFT auction / Solo Exhibition "Be Proud of the Crowd" / Participating artist in 36FUJI NFT art Project / SBINFT nanakusa certified artist
Career / Schedule
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Dec: 7 artworks exhibited at a popular gallery in Beijing
April: Participated in 10th Creator Expo, Tokyo big site.
May: The artwork "Hikaring" was selected for the newly opened cafe "WEP CAFE" in Hatagaya, Tokyo.
Jun: 15 designs adopted in "Creators meet Towel" project of Niida Bussan Co., Ltd.
Jul: Received an offer from the online art shop "Fancy Art" and started selling artworks
Jul: NFT platform "nanakusa" 2nd official artist
Jul: Selected as one of the 36 participants in the NFT Art Project 36FUJI. (Ranked first out of 60 participants in the voting)
Sep: The work that I participated in collaborative creation with 36FUJI was sold for 3.4568 ETH (about 1.3 million yen).
Oct: Interviewed by NFT NOW, the online media of NFT.
Oct: Created key visual and logo design for ART LIVE 2021
Nov: The first solo exhibition "Proud of the Crowd" in Yokohama
Nov: "JO" 37th edition, the magazine issued by Kyoshin Printing Co.,Ltd.introduced TAKUROMAN's artwork.
Nov: Performed live painting on stage in collaboration with popular musicians at ART LIVE 2021.
Dec: Held an auction at Nanakusa for three NFTs of live painting works from ART LIVE 2021. All works are sold.
Dec: Being interviewd and article published by SBINFT Market nanakusa.
Dec: Exhibited the group show at MDP GALLERY, Nakameguro, Tokyo.
Dec: Exhibited at Yokohama Red Brick Christmas Art Competition. Received the Judges' Special Prize.
Dec: Four artworks were selected for the interior of the renewed office of Nitto Corporation.
Dec: Achieved 200 likes for the online art course on CLASS101 and it was decided that the course would be offered.
Jan: Solo exhibition "Tiger in the cage" is held at a beauty salon in Tokyo
Jan: Appeared a talk session at NFT WEEKS TOKYO nanakusa DAY.
Jan: Selected by vote to participate in 36FUJI 2nd season. A joint work was sold for 1.3 ETH (about 400,000 yen).
Jan: VANTAN✖️nanakusa collaboration project with COCOTONO, a brand selected as a finalist in ASIA FASHION COLLECTION.
Feb: Participated in the NFT✖️cat exhibition held at COMING SOON GALLERY on the first floor of Shibuya PARCO, presenting one NFT work and one beckoning cat.
Feb: Four works were adopted by Trive OZONE, a lodging facility in Nagoya City.
Feb: Works were adopted as a transparent mask for Ryoshin Sangyo Co.
March: Five NFT works were sold as hand towels by Niiida Bussan Corporation at the Hanshin Umeda main store Creator's Village.
March: Appeared on "Dancing Metaverse", the NFT and Metaverse program on YOUTUBE.
April: Online art course began at CLASS101.
April: Being Introduced in the book "NFT Directory" Vol.3, April
May: Participated in "NFT COLLECTION IN NARA"
Jun: Exhibition at the Hospital de Sant Pau, the World Heritage in Spain.
Jun: "Feel the heat. -Thermography-" to be exhibited at the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Paris Headquarters, Miro Hall.
Jun: Exhibition at Creator EXPO
July: Exhibited at NFT COLLECTION IN OSAKA
July: Exhibited at Crypto Art Fes 2022 (#CAF2022) as one of 100 selected artists
July: Presented the first collection "Millennium Play by TAKUROMAN"
July: Exhibited at "Creators' T-shirt Exhibition" at Keio Department Store
Aug: Exhibited at "Graphic Art exhibition<2022.August vol.2>~Creative Expression Today~" organized by Recto Verso Gallery
Sep: Exhibits at Sembikiya Gallery, Kyobashi, Tokyo.
Sep: Exhibits one NFT work at "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2022"
Oct: The work "Chaos" was exhibited at WEB3/NFT event in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
Oct: Participates in a large e-sports event "gespo☆party" in Gunma, Japan, with live painting and workshop as the opening act on the second day.
Nov: Scheduled to exhibit at NFT Collection Kyoto
Nov: The work "Feel the Heat" was exhibited at the 30th International Peace Art Exhibition held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space.
Nov: Participated in the "3600 YAKO" project, a project in which 36 artists draw yokai.
Nov: Participated in #NFTCATTOKYO held at Shibuya PARCO.
Nov: Participated in "JUNKeeees Fes" held at Kyoto World Warehouse
Dec: Participated in "Art Of Giving Vol.7" organized by MDP GALLERY in Nakameguro, Tokyo
Dec: Participated in "Digitoma 2022" at Tomake Residence in Nara City
Jan: Work featured in the book "BIRTH," a collection of works by 56 up-and-coming artists
Jan: Artwork is used as an envelope for the activity report magazine of Cocolabo Inc.
Jan: Work featured in "NFT Guide 2023, Expanding the World of Creators" (GENKOSHA)
Jan: Online art courses offered through CLASS101 became available at subscription services.
Feb: Exhibits at the "1st Art Cross Art Fair".