2009年よりスウェーデンに招待されての企画展、Nicki Minajの衣装提供(USA)、フランスでのクー ルジャパンイベントなど、海外での活動も拡大中。Shojono Tomo is a Japanese contemporary artist, her name “ShojonoTomo” means “Eternal Child” in Japanese, and she draws upon “The Soul of Eternal Child” as her main theme. Tomo’s expression is like a vision in a unique humorous sense between dynamic and delicate which stimulates people and social issues by radical fantastic approaches.
In 2004, Tomo exhibited the story “Skinship Burny(Burn)” that has been the root of her artworks and ideas. The original story was called The Love Phenomenon - “EI Nino” is inspired by “Un Adult children” in which people don't have enough parental affection in their child-hoods, as one of the Japanese social issues, and the thought is one of culturally specific motifs that she was exploring the relationship with “The Sense of Japanese Identities” as a message for the next generations.
Previous artworks Tomo has exhibited and shown include the wedding ceremony for un-pair of socks “Marry Me Socks”, voice ecology for Japanese telephone dating club box “Kimu-takunology” by interactive art, in addition to paintings and 3D works. After those shows, her unique themes and ideas became popular, particularly the theme of “The Sense of Japanese Identities” and was succeeded by the exhibition “NEO 753” in the National Museum of Sweden, the logo & mascot character designs and own live performance show by Crazy Kawaii in Paris(Cool japan event), the costume designs for USA Rapper Nicki Minaj and the show “Double T-shirt Project” two people wearing one designed T-shirt together such as love revivals and stimulus for any types of couples. In 2014, she did the set design for Kawaii International TV Japan which was sponsored by NHK TV Production. Recently, Shojono Tomo started the project “Yukata&Matsuri” with the theme “The Japanese Syndrome of Love Decrease” as one of the Japanese social issues, like a message about “The Sense of Japanese Identities” about the worries and social thoughts in the Japanese generations culture.
*Kawaii (かわいい?, [kaw͍aii], "lovable", "cute", or "adorable") is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture. It has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.