Mattsun

Latte Artist - Japan
Astonishing, moving latte art!

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Mattsun

Latte Artist / Japan

I drew my first latte art in 2009 at an Italian restaurant I was working at. The first character I drew was Japan’s national character, Isono Katsuo. Presently, I have drawn more than 500 varieties of latte art. In 2011, the latte art I had drawn up until that point become popular on the internet, and in the summer of 2012, due to the support of fans, I held an exhibit called “Blue Sky Latte Art” in Dotonbori, Osaka. There were even announcements for it online, and it turned out to be a huge success. Now, I am known by overseas users, and my work is featured on TokyoOtakuMode as well as internet news sites both inside and outside of Japan. In the winter of 2012, I also appeared on the TV program “Star Draft Kaigi”. My current goal is to own my own mobile cafe so that I can bring smiles to people all across Japan. I moved from Osaka to Tokyo and I am beginning my career as a latte artist while going to various events.

Profile

  • NameMattsun
  • GenreLatte Art
  • NationalityJapanese
  • GenderMale
  • Date of Birth1989/10/05
  • Height168cm
  • Blood TypeO
  • Zodiac SignLibra
  • Years Active4
  • RegionOsaka to Tokyo
  • What I Like to Draw These Days

    Recently, it has been fun making latte art after the masterpieces left behind by great historical painters.

About My Latte Art

What is latte art to me?

To me, latte art is a beautiful stage on which to test out my tastes. Through this, I can make customers smile, and drawing with the intention to make them deeply moved is really fun. Even if it’s simple bear latte art, I don’t just draw the face, I draw the whole body, or two bears hugging each other. I want to capture a uniqueness to my latte art that people can only imagine. Of course, I draw cute characters, but I also want to draw villainous, disgusting characters that insight a strong emotion response to the point that viewers think, “Why on Earth did he draw this?”. I want to draw memorable latte art for people so they will think back on it every time they have an ordinary cup of cafe latte.

Experience

2009
Developed latte art skills on my own while working at an Italian restaurant in Osaka

2011
Posted images on internet board 2ch and started taking requests

2012
Opened outdoor latte art booth in Dotombori, Osaka
Joined Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM), which brings Japanese culture to overseas audiences, as a Special Creator
Made first television appearance
Participated as a latte artist in various parties and events subsequently

2013
Changed location to Tokyo and began working at a Gakugei Daigaku cafe.
Elected as a Japanese tester for the newly introduced mobile payment service Square
Gained a global audience following a report from Reuters
Had first overseas work experience with a report from a Brazilian information program
and an appearance on a Chinese television show,
and will assist with the launch of a coffee shop in 2014.
Scheduled to participate in various parties and events subsequently

Media Features

Published on Internet news site Netolabo.
Featured on Tokyo Otaku Mode, along with video

U.S. Internet news sites “The Huffington Post,” “Cheezburger,” etc.
U.K. Internet news sites “Chow & Chatter,” “The Salt: NPR,” etc.

2013
Featured twice on Japan FM Network with video
Featured in ANA’s “Cool Japan” with video
Featured on Yahoo! Japan Topics
Featured as a Recommended Video on YouTube Japan
Featured in U.K. newspaper
Featured in U.S. ABC News article
Featured in Yahoo! France article
Featured in Korean travel magazine “Bar & Dining”

Television

2012
Appeared as a guest on Nippon Television’s “Star Draft”

2013
Appeared as an artist on Fuji TV’s “Bachi Bachi Elekiteru”
Appeared as an artist on Nippon Television’s “Oha!4”
Video introducing my work broadcast TV Asahi’s “Are wa Sugoi Hazu?!”
Performed as a creator on TBS Channel’s “Namaiki! Arabiki-dan”
Appeared as an artist in a Reuters report sent to 700 TV stations across the world
Featured in a report on information program “Bom Dia Brasil” on Brazilian commercial broadcasting network TV Globo
Appeared as a guest on Mainland China TV’s “Men vs. Women”
Dramatic performance as a creator on Indonesia TV’s “Kokoro Notomo”