Artist Cai Guohua sketching everyday life in Japan
Friday, October 3, 2008
I can't trust any more the national pension system. The pension authorities has done their job so poorly for long that many of the personal records has been missed or even altered. What a naive guy I was to rely on the officials!
I have a friend, Cai Guohua, who was born and brought up in Shanghai and now lives in Tokyo.
He is an outstanding artist who can draw the essence of the object. He always carries a sketchbook with him and makes rapid but vivid sketches of people whom he comes across every here and there, such as on a commuter train, at a coffee shop, in a park and so on. Those who he draws are very ordinary Japanese people, young and old, with thousands of murmurings in mind. In this site I will try to pick up some of those murmurings.
You may see his sketches as well as their actual feelings and thoughts in life.