If you keep bluffing all the time, sometimes the empty words become reality. 
Speaking of bluffs, the most famous man known for in the US failed to make it real. 

In the spring last year, I made a manga about a wealthy man. The setting of his character is impractical and his words are full of contradictions. 

There are so many aspects in one thing. But if a ray of light keeps shedding on only one aspect, it will burn just like concentrating the sun’s energy with a magnifying glass. 
But it makes you feel better saying the same things other people are saying and sometimes it’s even enjoyable; just like chatting about a funny TV show in a class room. 

But the masses find the seemingly absolutely right things and make a buzz. 
I feel that the chain of the seemingly absolutely right things are making the world much smaller than it is. 

The world will collapse if the politicians running the country say only bluffs. They would be only criticized. 
If this was happening in Japan, when the role of a bad guy disappears from the stage, maybe we would not notice the essence of things does not lay in him. 

We assume that there is conspiracy in everything happening in this world. 

Like clusters. 

I want to refrain from the habit to be attracted to go to a bright space.
Someone’s seemingly right tweets are echoing, always. 


I’ve been commissioned to make a storyboard

I’ve been commissioned to make a storyboard which will be used in a presentation for a national level event. 

I’m so thankful that Mr. O found me and my talent also Mr. A introduced me to the person who is organizing the event. 

When I saw some collections of storyboards made by Studio Ghibli I felt that the staged expressions of time and space activate the special imagination that I don’t usually use. 



My obsession series #1 “crazy socks”

Nobody requested it but I voluntarily talk about things I have obsessively loved in this series. Today, I would like to write about my love for crazy socks. 

I’m trying to think when this love started. 

When I was a high school student, the word “joshi kosei”, a highschool girl, saw its peak. The baggy and long white loose socks and short skirts of school uniforms were the symbols of joshi kosei at that time. 

I remember there was a sort of peer pressure to wear white loose socks and blend in with the other school girls who were dressed the same way as you do. Although the pressure was uncomfortable, I didn’t hate wearing them. But one day my friend and I found the black loose socks being sold and I couldn’t resist buying them. I believe I’m the first one who started wearing black loose socks in my school or even in the city of Hiroshima, which by the way became trendy afterwards. 

It was extremely pleasant to be a bit different from others. So I started trying different colors as well. The acceleration for the love of socks continued. 

I strongly believe that socks and shoes are the key point of fashion in general. That’s why I spend so much money and time looking for crazy socks. I keep buying new ones and keeping old favorite ones even if they got holes. Once I love a pair, it’s not easy to let them go just because they are ripped. Still wearable. The holes are not visible if I wear shoes anyway. 

That’s why the drawer where I keep my socks is always full. More than full. I sometimes need to take everything out and organize them. Today is the day.

I love sock shopping when I travel overseas. I love wearing a simple dress and vivid socks that stand out. There should not be any rule of choosing the right socks for the right fashion. This society is very demanding when it comes down to the right clothes for formal occasions like business. I feel that pressure as well but I don’t want to forget to rebel by wearing crazy socks all of the time. 

I have a thing for crazy stockings and tights as well. I might write about them next.

Tomoko kakeda