Kaori Muraji is a famous Japanese guitarist well-known in Japan and abroad. After our collaboration during the NHK program « TV de furansugo » in 2012 (where I was doing my part « Le saviez-vous » every week), she invited me for a talk about our experiences that became somehow a long 6p « crossed interview ». It’s been published in her official fan club magazine « Progressive ».
Kaori also asked me to draw a wide illustration for a limited series of « tenugui » (kind of tablecloth made of linen that can be used for decoration purpose, as a scarf, or even for wrapping things). The picture I drew shows her in the middle of the Asakusa « shita-machi » (the lower part of a town), where she was born. So she wanted to be seen as a « child of Asakusa », such as Takeshi Kitano. Two versions have been printed : one with red lines and one with brown lines. Here’s the red version, and my original b&w drawing.
And last but not least, I have been asked to draw a portrait of her to make a series of postcards to be given to the people attending her live performances.