Main Program

“Doraemon” (The National Art Center, Tokyo) Main Program

9/17(Sat) - 9/19(Mon/Holiday)
The National Art Center, Tokyo
[Participation fee]
Five Doraemon balloons appear at the National Art Center, Tokyo. Experience a magical world surrounded by an array of Doraemons!



1969 Born in Cupa
1996 Graduated from Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design
Mr. spent over 20 years as Takashi Murakami’s protégé. He depicts original Japanese scenery and young girls in the style of anime and video game characters.In 2019, he collaborated with fashion brand Mira Mikati. His vibrant activities are not limited to Japan, as he has held solo exhibitions and participated in art fairs internationally.

Otani Workshop

1980 Born in Shiga
In 2005, the artist began using the trade name Otani Workshop. Based in Shigaraki, Shiga, he creates vessels and objects of clay, wood, metal, and various other materials. Otani’s unglazed works showcase the texture of the course-grained clay, which, combined with their cute appearance, lends them a distinct aura as sculptures.


Born in 1977
TENGAone is a street artist based in Tokyo. His alias derives from the concept of “Ga ga Tenshoku (TenGa),” which translates as “Art is My Calling.”
TENGAone grew up near a military base, where his first-hand experience of graffiti culture had a profound influence on him, and at the age of 14 he began to create his own graffiti using spray paint. After working for several years as a graphic designer for apparel and at a web design firm, he began his official career as an artist in 2007.
His activities encompass a wide range of genres, including urban graffiti, large murals on commercial and public facilities, sculpture, and graphic design. His works can also be witnessed in galleries and art fairs.

Kasing Lung

1972 Born in Hong Kong
Moved to the Netherlands in his youth, now based in Belgium.
Kasing Lung is a children’s book illustrator. He began his collaboration with How2Work in 2011, and published the picture book My Little Planet in Taiwan. In 2014, he collaborated with writer Brigitte Minne and published Lizzy Wil Dansen in Belgium, which went on to be translated in many languages around the world.
He is also prolific in creating vinyl figures, and his enormously popular character Labubu has been released in over 300 variations from The Monsters series to the present day. Since 2016, he has been focusing on his painting and drawing works.

Aya Takano

1976 Born in Saitama
1997 Debuted while enrolled as a university art student
Aya Takano creates a peculiar imaginary realm that draws inspiration from the worldviews depicted in Japanese manga and international novels and mythologies. In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions across the globe, she has received high accolades as a contemporary artist.