• The Forest and The Sea

    Living in nature

  • what is "Hanko-illustration"?

    “Hanko-Illustration” is a name I call my illustrated works, which are created with eraser-made rubber stamp images. “Hanko” means a rubber stamp in Japanese. The animals, the plants, and the landscapes in my illustrations are carved separately on erasers, and the ink-stamped images are combined on a computer. The unintended blurring and the unevenness in color owing to the use of inkpads add a gentle touch to the illustration.

     

    The soft colors in the illustrations are the colors of the sceneries of my hometown, Kesennuma.

  • Profile

    Miharu Shirahata

    eraser stamp illustrator

     

    Working on spreading the beauty of her home city. Her works using eraser stamps illustrates the natural beauty of her home.

     

  • Video

    Hanko-illustration and music

     

    The season arrives, dancing in the air

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    Feel the gentle breeze, with wind the seasonal aroma arrives, and the birds dance in the air.

    The sea awakes

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    The sea brings calmness in my heart. It reveals different characteristics depending on the time of the day and the season. 

     

    Forest Cafe

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    Illustrations from my picture book, “Forest Café.” Life of animals and their loveable concerns.

  • Exhibition

    Information on my exhibitions are shown below.

    Miharu Shirahata
    eraser stamp illustration exhibition

    2016/8/6 –8/ 27
    The Hive Gallery & Studios 729 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

    15 illustrations of Kesennuma’s four seasons. Come meet the sea, the woods and the animals who reside in them.

    一度は見に来てもらいたい風景たち

    -Living in nature of Kesenmuma- in Tokyo

    2016/7/5-7/10

    Art gallery enogubako

    東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町2丁目24 吉祥寺本町2-24-6

    グリーンハイツ吉祥寺205

    TEL:092-558-3803

    http://www.fuchur-cafeandgallery.com/

    A  week exhibition at a cozy gallery. Bringing you the Kesennuma’s four seasons.

    一度は見に来てもらいたい風景たち

    -Living in nature of Kesenmuma- in Hakodate

    2015/10/15~10/31

    カフェギャラリー 日和茶房

    北海道函館市元町32-10

    TEL 0138-83-6651

    A 2 week exhibition at a cozy café. Bringing you the Kesennuma’s four seasons.The event is located in a café, one minimum order required.

    一度は見に来てもらいたい風景たち

    -Living in nature of Kesenmuma- in Kobe

    2015/9/2010/3

    カフェ&バー en+ (エンタス)

    兵庫県神戸市中央区北長狭通2丁目31-49

    TELFAX 078-334-1166

    http://www.entas.info/

    A 2 week exhibition at a cozy café. Bringing you the Kesennuma’s four seasons.

    一度は見に来てもらいたい風景たち

    -Living in nature of Kesenmuma- in Fukuoka

    2015/8/7-8/30

    Cafe Gallery フッフール

    福岡市南区井尻4-21-23

    TEL:092-558-3803

    http://www.fuchur-cafeandgallery.com/

    10 heartwarming sceneries and seasonal postcards.

    The event is located in a café, one minimum order required.

    一度は見に来てもらいたい風景たち

    -Living in nature of Kesenmuma- in Tokyo

    2015/2/53/2 

    ギャラリー雑貨『のびのび荘』miniギャラリー

    東京都新宿区西早稲田2-18-6 1F

    TEL・FAX 03-6320-6189

    http://www.nobinobisou.com/

    24 illustrations of Kesennuma’s four seasons. Come meet the sea, the woods and the animals who reside in them. 

  • SHOP

    Goods are available for purchase at the sites below

    Base Shop
    Hanko-illustration

    booklets, calenders

    Suzuri
    harusan

     

    T-shirts, Mugs, Tote Bags

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