Kunizo Matsumoto （1962, Japan）
Born in Osaka and graduating from Osaka Kyoiku University School of Children with Intellectual Disability, Matsumoto was a kabuki goer since childhood accompanied by his grandparents. His interest lies in entertainment with unique aesthetics such as kabuki, Rimpa, tea ceremony, Disneyland, and the Johnnies, and he devotes himself in collecting information on these topics. As he gazes at the characters in the collected printed material including catalogues, brochures and leaflets, then copies them repeatedly, the characters transform to increase their poetic power. Writing characters is a magical act that connects Matsumoto with the virtual world he loves.