Went to listen to Seiichi Hayashi’s talk at Japan Foundation on 1st July 2014.

Seiichi Hayashi
Seiichi Hayashi is an animator + illustrator + comic artist. His most widely known work is the package illustration for Japanese sweet koume chan.

Koume chan
Seiichi answered each question thoroughly, describing how he started working in animation/manga/illustration, the historical background at that time, and how animation moved from cinema to TV.

It was interesting to hear how much animator’s work loads changed. While 1 hour theatrical animation would take 1 year to make, for TV, they had to complete 30 mins episode in 1 month.

Seiichi Hayashi
Seiichi has always been trying out the new style of work and I think he will continue to do so.

Quote from Seiichi’s talk…
“When I’m drawing one panel, I have no idea what will go on the next panel. The next panel is always blank.”

Went to see Matthew Barney’s “River of Fundament” (2014) UK premiere at English National Opera on Sunday. Nearly 6 hours opera film.

River of Fundament
It’s been 10 years since I watched Cremaster Cycle series for the first time.
As seen on Cremaster, River of Fundament had huge and extravagant sets, crazy cars, lots of greasy, sticky, flaky, filthy stuff, and amazing soundtrack and cinematography. And this one seemed to be based more on some story, had lots more dialogues and singing.

I think I slept for about 30 mins, it was unavoidable. It’s an amazing film, which some scenes would be very memorable, but I don’t know what to say. I don’t think I’m ready to fully appreciate it.

I remember Cremaster series was visually more stunning and fascinating.

Saturday 21st June 2014

I went to Festival of Stuff, public open day of the Institute of Making.
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Rope making,
Lots of modelling,
But what I really really enjoyed was becoming a plastic surgeon!!!DSC_0267

More photos on here!

Throwing lots of old stuff away after moving. Selecting and keeping things I really need. It could be an slightly emotional process.
It’s time to say good bye to the paints I made when I was working towards the entrance exam for Art universities in Japan.

Bye bye more than 100 of my favourite colours.

My favourite colours

I visited The Autism Show at ExCel this weekend.

There were many stalls showing their products help and support children and adult with special needs.
I thought this coloured gel mat was quite interesting.
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There were also many talks as well.
Damian Milton, independent autism consultant, talked about the ways and theories of intervention for children with autism. He mentioned that it could become dangerous if the person, who is intervening a child, worships one particular therapy and start blaming on their parents for not making a real progress.

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In the end, the most important thing is to know the child and how well you could tailor the intervention to suit their need.

ANIMATSUDA has been working on a music video project with Rumpus Animation for some time.

The music video will be coming soon! 🙂

Check this link below for the work in progress! ↓↓↓

ANIMATSUDA made an illustrated card for a big birthday boy!
Celebrating it with 30 different characters.
Happy happy birthday!

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This was my fun fun play buddy today!
Paper puppet friend

Day 5: Freud Museum and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Freud Museum is the last home of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Freud’s desk was covered with antique statues and artifacts and they were all his friends.
Then, visited to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. This is the biggest Hindu temple in UK. Both exterior and interior have beautiful carving on the stone. Amazing architecture.


Day 4: I explored East London area.

Visited Swash London for a studio tour.
There were lots of cute illustrations and printed products!
Photos here!