New Microbus “To the Kaiju Planet” released today!

IMG_2379Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Today is a release day for the third edition of the Microbus series!
This one is called “To the Kaiju Planet” and it glows in dark!!!
If you are interested here is Tomenosuke’s web store—>!/items/54d6bf042b3492ef4d002d75


Tomenosuke owner Shinji sent me these photos at Japanese Shrine.
Love all the color matching!
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Great day kids are the best!

From Children Museum Workshop! All the artists were amazing making their imaginary friends from sketches to finish! (thank you Miwa Koizumi for some photos!) We will have another one in April!











Children’s Museum of Manhattan Workshop this Sunday the 25th!

flyer=sHello!  Come to Children’s Museum of Manhattan this Sunday to make your own imaginary friends come to life!!!  See you!

Imaginary Friends with Illustrator Aya Kakeda
Create your own Kawaii (too cute) friend and learn about character design with Society of Illustrator’s award winning artist, Aya Kakeda.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm| 5 & Older Sign up

Let’s go to the Yeti Mountain!

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Now after the neon pink Micro bus, now new color electric blue “Let’s Go To The Yeti Mountain” is on sale!!!!  Small edition on 30 from Tomenosuke store.

And here is a big news!
If you get the first Three microbus editions (neon pink, electric blue, and Glow in the dark) you can win my original painting which is featured on the header cards!!!

face=web3Days till the New Years!  Hope you will have a great New Year’s eve and Happy 2015!!!


Happy Holidays!!!


Paddington World

1 2 3 4 5 6 aya_frontWith the release of new Paddington Movie, I worked on a project with IFC Mall in Shanghai for their Christmas Paddington World.  It was fun drawing a character in my style especially I grew up reading the book and I feel close to him!


Microbus is Finally here!

I’m so happy to announce Micro Bus is finally out!
The first edition is an electric pink “To Mystic Mushroom Forest” and it’s small edition of 30!
Now you can pre-order at!/items/545c0d42ef337794740015f4

Five little character on top of the car comes off and they are finger puppets :)