About me


Takahiro Yamada (山田 貴裕) 

[Black & White Ballpoint Pen Artist / Translator]

Cats, dogs, owls, stuffed animals and all furry KAWAII things draw most of the attention of my ballpoint pen. My aim is to express their warmth and liveliness on paper through simple means. 

Also, presently a translator (Japanese-English) for an Osaka trading company.

Please feel free to contact me anytime through email or Facebook. 


Activities   :GalleryTranslation 

URL (eng) :http://takasan-eng.jimdo.com/

URL (jp)    :http://takasan.jimdo.com/ 

Facebook  :http://www.facebook.com/takahiro.yamada1983

FB Page    :https://www.facebook.com/takasannasakat

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1983 Born in Kobe, Japan

1988 Moved to Ottawa, IL, USA

1994 Returned to Kobe, Japan

2003 Studied at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK [exchange student program]

2007 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kansai University, Japan


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 “Cats x NY”, Gallery Modern, Kobe, Japan

2014 “Cats, Dogs and Others”, Gallery Café WORLD TIMES, Shukugawa, Japan

2015 “Ink on Paper”, Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Nishiwaki, Japan

2016 “Cat Meets Hotel”, Green Hill Hotel Akashi, Akashi, Japan

2017 “Reigning Cats & Dogs”, Gallery Amrita, Osaka, Japan

2018 “ The World of Ink on Paper”, Sanyo Department Store, Himeji, Japan


Art Fairs

2016 ArtShopping, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France 17‘ 18’ 

2017 Milan Biennial of Art, MAD Gallery Milano, Milano, Italy 18‘

2017 Midosuji Art, Osaka, Japan 18’

2017 Kobe Art Marche, Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, Kobe, Japan 18‘


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 The Miniature Kobe Exhibition, Gallery Shimada, Kobe, Japan 15’-18‘

2016 Four Young Hyogo Artists Exhibition, Sanyo Department Store, Himeji, Japan

2018 The 3rd Soei ○□△ Selected Artists, Soei Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Awards

2016 The 17th Art Actuel France and Japan, Salon d’Automne Award

Recommended for the 2017 JIAS Italy Fine-Arts Prize Exhibition

2016 The 35th "NICHIGENTEN" Nippon Modern Fine Arts Association, Osaka Gazai Award

2017 The 76th Japan Watercolor Federation Exhibition, Selected 18’