The Japanese painter combined his art with marble in Istanbul

Born in Osaka, Japan, Oshita dreamed of coming to Istanbul, the “last stop” of the Silk Road documentary, which she watched with interest as a child.

Influenced by the rich culture and historical environment of the Turkish people, whom he found “very comfortable and fun” in Istanbul and Cappadocia, where he came as a tourist about 20 years ago, Oshita decided to learn Turkish.

Japanese artist Oshita, who came to Istanbul for this purpose, began mixing marble art, which she was fascinated to see with Suminagashi (Japanese traditional art) at her friend’s house.

In her dream city of Istanbul, where she moved away from the hustle and bustle of intense Japanese work, Oshita blends the richness of Japanese-Turkish art in a pot, mixing the art techniques and motifs inherited from her country with the marble industry. About 12 years ago.

Japanese artist Oshita talks about the process of coming to Turkey and her new life with the AA correspondent.

“My appreciation for Istanbul began with a documentary”

Oshita said she grew up in a nuclear family in Osaka, Japan.

Explaining that her mother and father worked hard and spent her childhood with her sister, Oshita said, “I wanted to come to Turkey from a young age. I watched the Silk Road documentary as a child. Starting from China, the last stop was Istanbul. I dreamed of Istanbul. With that documentary.

Oshita mentions that she was stuck between her artwork and the intense daily life in Japan, which she has been carrying on since her childhood and it forced her to.

“I have been interested in drawing since I was a child, but you know, everyone in Japan does a lot of work. I wanted to do it as a hobby but couldn’t. I studied Japanese literature. Then I tried to be a teacher,” said Oshita, who studied Japanese literature at the university. I didn’t want to be a teacher. I got a job as a helper. I kept it for a while. ” He said.

“Turks don’t care.”

Mentioning that he came to Turkey as a tourist in those years, Oshita continued:

“I came to Turkey 20 years ago. I was like 10 days. I also went to Istanbul and Cappadocia, you know the Japanese like it there, I like it too. Turkey is very interesting, it felt very different from Japan. The Turks think something. No. “

Oshita describes the process after the settlement:

“I’m sorry I couldn’t communicate on that trip. I decided to come here so I could communicate better with them if I could speak Turkish. I quit my job for 10 years. At first, my dad didn’t want me,” he said. , ‘What’s in Turkey?’ I have been in Turkey since that day. I am very tired. I have finished my work. I thought I would leave Japan now. Then I moved to Turkey. When I arrived, I realized that yes, they are very different from the Japanese. “

Japanese artist Oshita mentions that after she arrived in Istanbul, she turned her attention to artwork and reshaped the marble, which she met at her friend’s house in her unique style, using her country’s techniques and motifs.

“I can do whatever I want here and I’m comfortable.”

The Japanese artist, who has lived in Istanbul for almost 12 years, described his life as “Turkey is where I want to be. I can be comfortable and be myself.” Summary of his words.

Touching on the differences between Japan and Turkey, Oshita says:

“Istanbul is very crowded. Japan is a crowded city, but there is a lot of traffic. The density is high. Japanese food is tasteless to you, without salt. It is very oily and salty here. But I like Turkish food. People in Turkey don’t mind. I don’t care. I love it. I have to think about what you will do in Japan, how anyone else will see me. I can do whatever I want here and I feel comfortable. My life is spent here. Workshops. I used to meet my friends from Japan. I work in workshops when others come. I work a lot. Because I’m Japanese. I don’t know, but I thought I didn’t like work, but I did. “

“My favorite word is, ‘This is Turkey.’ “When you say it’s Turkey, the conversation ends. This is Turkey, but if we do something personally, I would say it would not be good, but they do not allow it. I’m used to it now. I say ‘yes, this is Turkey’. Used expressions.

Oshita said she visits her country once a year and one of the differences between the two countries is the relationship with animals, and cats and dogs are treated very well in Istanbul.

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