Shiro Otake

Shiro Otake

Tokyo, Japan
— Shiro Otake.

Shiro Otake became fascinated at a young age by the music of renowned Argentine folklorist, Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908-1992.)  He studied classical guitar with Iwao Suzuki, and eventually with Yupanqui himself. This poster announces Shiro’s concert in Minami Aoyama in Tokyo on November 21st, 2019.
The Japanese title 「ソレダー·モントヤの黒い哀しみ」written by Masako Inkyo

Shiro Otake

Abe’s Kitchen

Abe’s Kitchen

Los Angeles, CA
— Abe’s Kitchen.

Abe’s Kitchen 「あべの台所」at Chateau Hanare Japanese Brasserie
Sake Pairings curated by sake samurai, Chizuko Niikawa-Helton of NYC.

  Los Angeles restaurant: Chateau Hanare
  New York restaurant:  En Japanese Brasserie

「あべの台所」”Abe’s Kitchen” Calligraphy was designed by Masako Inkyo.

Team USA

Team USA

NEW YORK, NY
— Team USA.

At the USOPP (United States Olympic and Paralympic Properties) ‘One Year Out’ to Tokyo 2020 Partner Reception, I created calligraphic elements and a design in black ink within the letters of the large USA logo on a 10′ by 10′ square piece of heavy duty paper, lying on the floor, to be used as a banner.

Amabuki Sake Brewery

Amabuki Sake Brewery

SAGA, JAPAN
— Pure Artisanal Sake
100% Handcrafted with Blossom Yeast by Amabuki Sake Brewery in Saga, Japan

Junsui – Pure Artisanal Sake 純粋 

Kutani-Yaki

Kutani-Yaki

KANAZAWA, JAPAN
— Kutani-yaki is a traditional style of porcelain which is notable for its deep, vivid coloring and highly detailed and elaborate designs of flowers and birds. The Kaburaki Kutani Porcelain Shop & Museum in Kanazawa’s Nagamachi district holds a shop, a café, and a small exhibition area where you can view some fine antique pieces of this colorful local ceramic ware. Even if you aren’t tempted to buy some souvenirs here, it is an interesting place to explore while strolling through this historic area of old Kanazawa.
I had a chance to create my own style and to start selling it at a store in Kanazawa.

The Kaburaki Kutani Porcelain Shop & Museum 鏑木商舗 九谷焼 美術館 

Restaurant Uchu

Restaurant Uchu

NEW YORK, NY

— It was my honor to design the calligraphy logo for a Japanese restaurant, Uchū ( 宇宙 ) NY.  The logo is beautiful and I particularly love the silver tray with the etching. It is amazing an atmosphere and the food is very delicious. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is very delicious.

  217 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

— Featured in Eater New York,16 Outstanding Japanese Tasting Menus That Go Beyond Sushi
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