Natsumi Chikayasu
Sexism in Japan


Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This is an ongoing series of illustrations for Charitsumo, a website dedicated to spreading awareness of various social issues and politics in Japan in an easily digestible way. This particular series looks into the deep-rooted sexism in Japan by the numbers. I focused on creating eye-catching images while trying to avoid stereotypical representation of the topics and genders.

How was the illustration used:
Online editorial headers

How did you make this work:
Brainstorming was done on paper, but most of the work was done on Procreate. Final colour corrections are done on Adobe Photoshop.

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Ryo Funakawa
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Natsumi Chikayasu is an illustrator from Japan, currently based in Tokyo. She studied illustration in Falmouth University, UK and graduated in 2019. Her works are inspired by arts, feminism, sciences, places and their intersections.