Illustrator - Japan
K. Kaori is a watercolor artist who participates in exhibitions and other events in Japan.



  • Silhouette of Flowers

    I expressed Japan’s sakura using watercolors and pencils.
    [Sakura Exhibition 2021] Tokyo Otaku Mode prize winning work
    Created in March 2021

    • 3605
    • 13
  • Prayer

    A work exhibited at [Sakura Exhibition 2020]
    I drew this using watercolors
    Created in March 2020

    • 3406
    • 8
  • Sparkling Sea

    I created this with the thought of drawing a picture that would make me feel cheerful.
    Created in April 2020

    • 3612
    • 13
  • I Can Hear the Morning

    I drew this using watercolors.
    I themed it after morning, the time when you wake from sleep.
    Created in May 2020

    • 3752
    • 12
  • Breaking Waves

    I drew this with watercolors and themed it after “something shapeless/ambiguous.”
    Created in January 2021

    • 3973
    • 14

About Me


Illustrator / Japan

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to draw.
Now that I’m an adult, I’ve continued to create works in the hopes that I can keep the sights that I chanced upon, the feelings I felt, and the precious moments that have moved me.
I hope my works make you feel something.

I’ve been proactively participating in exhibitions since 2016, and am mostly participating in group exhibitions in galleries in Osaka.
On the side, I teach children’s art classes at local community centers so I can share the joy of art with my students.


  • Namek.kaori
  • GenreIllustration
  • NationalityJapanese
  • GenderFemale
  • Date of Birth11/30
  • Blood TypeA
  • Zodiac SignLibra
  • Years Active5
  • Area of ActivityJapan

    Work History

    Winter 2015
    First participation in a group exhibition
    After that, began proactively participating in group exhibitions in locations such as Osaka and Tokyo.

    Exhibited at artDive2018
    Held first solo exhibit called Kanata
    Held duo exhibit with ryoku called Negai wo Kanaeta Hoshi no Ame

    Exhibited at artDive2019
    Created the main visual for the special exhibition at Gallery Ato called Kaori ni Tayutau
    Placed 9th in Gallery Tatsuya’s ZEROTEN2019 competition
    Won the muse Award in the COLORs competition chaired by ARTs*LABo

    Exhibited at Sakura Exhibition 2020

    Won the Tools Award in the Watercolor x Small Signboard Illustration Contest at the Tools Umeda Branch
    Won the Tokyo Otaku Mode Award at Sakura Exhibition 2021


    How did you get started creating?

    I’ve always drawn as a hobby, but I wanted more people to see my work, so I began participating in group exhibitions and exhibiting at events.

    What are you particular about in your work?

    I aim to express the colors that I feel are right while keeping the inherent characteristics of the paint.

    How long does your work take to complete?

    It depends on what I’m painting and the size, but for a postcard-sized piece, it takes me a few hours. For a piece F4-sized, about 2-3 days.

    When do you come up with ideas for your work?

    I often get inspired by seeing nature, looking up at the sky, or seeing beautiful sights.
    Sometimes what I doodle in my Croquis sketchbook ends up becoming a bigger piece.