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In 1999 KATOKEN started selling his illustrations on the street of Shibuya and Harajuku - hubs of Japan's youth culture, and was widely accepted among young people who loved Japanese pop culture of those days. That success led him to further opportunities to license his works to Japanese licensees. Eventually, over 200 kinds of sundry goods on which his illustrations were printed were distributed all over Japan, and were sold at national chain stores such as Tokyu Hands, Village Vanguard, Kiddy Land. Since then he has been working with many licensees and has been creating a large number illustrations for CD cover, apparel brands, fashion magazines, music magazines, etc. Besides, he has been producing his original art books, comics(see below), apparels, figure toys, plus he is also known as a club event organizer. Basically his art works are based on rock music taste but are not bound by that. He continues to pursue his own unique style.

Promotional video: KATOKEN's brand new comic 'LOVERSOUL'

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Clients: Victor Entertainment, Inc. Pony Canyon Inc. Sony Music Entertainment Inc. Avex Entertainment Inc. Megaforce corporation. Catch All Records. The Ninth Apollo. Shogakukan Inc. Ongakusenkasya Co.,Ltd. Vantan Inc. Shibuya Club Kinoto. Shibuya eggman. Hatagaya Club Heavy Sick. Exhibition: Solo exhibition - 'An exhibition of KATOKEN' (Tokyo) 2009. Group exhibition - 'In The Dark' at Shinjuku Marui One (Tokyo) 2010. 'HYPER CORE x KATOKEN exhibition' at Shinjuku Marui One (Tokyo) 2010. 'An exhibition of Girls' at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (Tokyo) 2009. 'Itten' at Shibuya Loft (Tokyo) 2009. 'An exhibition of Märchen' at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (Tokyo) 2009. LiFE ON THE SKATEBOARD1,2' at Shibuya Eggman (Tokyo) 2008. 'ROCKOUT SHOW' at Junk Box (Nagano) 2005. 'Melbourne Affordable Art Show' at Royal Exhibition Building (Carlton) 2005. 'HAPPY MONSTERS' at Bartok Gallery (Tokyo) 2004. 'Design Festa' at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo) 2001-2004, 2006. Published Works: Pretty Riot (2001), Eternal Dive (2009), Lover Soul (2011).

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