Michiaki Mochizuki

Michiaki Mochizuki

A world of wonder between moon and sun

For five decades Michiaki Mochizuki (望月通陽) carved his own path within Japanese arts. Working across multiple disciplines and media, the artist has given new expression to traditional practices. Mochizuki adds his great sense of humour and whimsical shapes to tsutsugaki resist-dyed paintings, etching, bronze casting, calligraphy and ceramic sculpture. He brings gentle, curved lines and lively sensibilities to stage costumes for Japanese opera productions, interior and logo designs for independent businesses throughout the country, as well as award-winning book cover designs. Within his large body of work, Mochizuki builds a world of playfulness and wonder, to which we are honoured to invite you into.
A Promise (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)
A Promise (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

A Promise (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Michiaki Mochizuki

I am A Promise, a tsutsugaki painting. My frame is not only beautiful, it keeps me strong and durable. I'll live up to my words, I don't intend to be broken.  

$1,400
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Emerged From A Myth (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)
Emerged From A Myth (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Emerged From A Myth (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Michiaki Mochizuki

I am Emerged from a Myth, a tsutsugaki painting. All the stories you've heard about me are true. I'm on my way to becoming a legend.  

$1,400
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Solitary Loneliness (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)
Solitary Loneliness (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Solitary Loneliness (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Michiaki Mochizuki

I am Solitary Loneliness, a tsutsugaki painting. I'm not sad though because soon enough I'll come home to you.  

$1,400
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Wings of Grass (2020)
Wings of Grass (2020)

Wings of Grass (2020)

Michiaki Mochizuki

I am Wings of Grass, a tsutsugaki painting. While I'd like to soar as high as Icarus, I know the beauty and importance of staying down to earth.  

$1,400
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Harmony in Solitude (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)
Harmony in Solitude (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Harmony in Solitude (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Michiaki Mochizuki

I am Harmony in Solitude, a tsutsugaki painting. We may be spending a lot of time solo these days, but I'll make sure to keep us in tune.  

$1,400
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Ride on a Small Boat (2020)  (OUT OF STOCK)
Ride on a Small Boat (2020)  (OUT OF STOCK)

Ride on a Small Boat (2020) (OUT OF STOCK)

Michiaki Mochizuki

I am Ride on a Small Boat, a tsutsugaki painting. I'm not afraid of capsizing this vessel. The message I'm shipping keeps me going with a can-oe attitude.  

$1,500
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