Hi, this is Michiko, a decorative painter.
I started painting about 25 years ago.
I had been painting American or European motives when one of my friends asked me 'why don't you paint Japanese motives?'
Since that time, I started to express Wagara, Japanese traditional patterns, with the technique of Western decorative painting.
Wagara means 'Japanese traditional patterns' which were applied to Japanese traditional clothes, kimono. I started a journey to explore Wagara, taking kimono out of my mother's closet, and my deceased grand mom's closet.
Later, I created my original method to make Wagara decorative painting accessories which I enjoy a lot!
I hope you also enjoy my world of wagara decorative paintings.