Philosopher cat


Black & White Ballpoint Pen Artist / Translator

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

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


[Selected Solo Exhibitions]

2019 “The Cats”, World Times, Shukugawa, Japan

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

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

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


[Art Fairs]

2019 Art Shopping, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France 16-18’

2019 Daegu Art Fair, EXCO, Daegu, Korea

2019 Art Busan, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2019 World Art Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center, (Dubai, UAE)

2018 Kobe Art Marche, Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, Kobe, Japan 17'


[Selected Awards]

2019 The 78th Japan Watercolor Federation Exhibition, Muse Award

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

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



Takahiro Yamada Art Room:

Art Style:
  • Figurative
  • Contemporary
  • Acrylic painting
  • Mixed media
  • Portraits
Art Medium:
  • Ink
  • Pen
Size and orientation:
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Black
  • Monochrome
  • White
Price Range:
  • $501 - $1,000
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