Photo: Sakura Goto
Born in 1986 in Toyama Prefecture; lives and works in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Manga artist, illustrator, and Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan. In her work, Yamamoto explores pictorial expression as a means of narrative. Her unique images made of wavering lines and original characters and story lines have won high praise. Major works include “How are you?” (Shodensha, 2014) about the changing human relationships experienced by a foreign woman living in Japan with others around her and “Sunny Sunny Ann!” (Kodansha, 2012) about a homeless woman living in a car on the street, which was awarded the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. At KENPOKU ART 2016, she will recreate the manga work, “Ribbon Around a Bomb”, which deals with school life, and present it as an installation at the former Miwa Junior High School in Hitachi Omiya. Her illustrations will also be shown on benches at bus stops on the Joriku-Taga shopping street.