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ShojonoTomo's Imaginary Friends

In this playful video clip recorded by David Hoenigman, Tokyo based artist ShojonoTomo talks about her imaginary friends

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David Hoenigman talks with ShojonoTomo (literally Friend of Little Girls) about her creations. As her name suggests, the Tokyo-based artist has the soul of an eternal child. The key theme of her work is adults with the souls of children.

ShojonoTomo started as a graphic designer before becoming an illustrator in 1990. In 1998 she launched her fashion brand PORNINVADERS, in which she combined contemporary art with illustration and design. This lead to the 2004 launch of her brand Enocdouter, which is now sold worldwide.

In this clip she introduces several of her creations, including SKINSHIP BARNY. Skinship is Japanese English for frequent physical contact. In the past, ShojonoTomo has explained SKINSHIP BARNY as a human El Nino phenomenon which causes abnormalities in body temperature when love cannot be confirmed. It eventually burns out because of its own heat.

“We need more skinship,” says ShojonoTomo, “with many persons, for friend, for lover, for favorite people (sic).”

David Hoenigman visited ShojonoTomo for an article for the Japan Times, which will be published December 18.

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

ShojonoTomo is such an interesting person!
“I loove you~” I loved how she said it and holding hands too :3
The world need more people like ShojonoTomo n_n

Maria
Nov 8, 2011 (3678 days ago)

@Maria: Yes, she is interesting, isn’t she? She is full of positive energy.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Nov 9, 2011 (3677 days ago)

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