Born in 1966 in Tokyo, Tenmyouya initially worked as an art director at a record music company. He later began his career as a self-taught fine artist. While utilizing a technique of traditional Japanese-style painting (Nihonga), he incorporates genre motifs of contemporary society and street culture. He calls this unique style Neo Nihonga.
Neo Nihonga draws inspirations and motifs of artistic expressions from across the world and imbues in it a strong degree of contemporaneity, social consciousness, and critical thinking. In recent years, Tenmyouya has expanded his artistic approach to include extravagant and dynamic aestheticism of the samurai-termed basara (“outlaw culture”) that, he believes, underlies Japanese culture throughout its long history, reaching beyond the stereotypically more subdued and austere images of Japan according to the notions of wabi, sabi, and Zen.
Some of the major group exhibitions in which Tenmyouya has participated include:  The 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2010); Bye Bye Kitty!!! (2011) and Garden of Unearthly Delights (2014), Japan Society Gallery, New York, US, among many others.


Japanese Spirit, 1997
Robot-Myouou, 2015
Kylin, 2004
Fighting-Spirit, 2008
RX-78-2-Kabuki-mono, 2005 Version

Yana Tarabukina photographed by Juan Manuel Macarro

Dress: AA Amaya Arzuaga; Geometric Necklace: Ana Locking; Earrings in yellow Gold and Onyx: Luby & Emerald  for Luby Lab; Yellow Gold and Black Diamonds ring “Nautilus”: Luby & Emerald  for Luby Lab; Yellow Gold and White Quartz ring: Yara Figareido for Luby Lab; Geometric Bracelet: Tod´s
Swimsuit: Ana Locking; Necklace: Mawi for Müic; Golden Bracelet: Zenana; White Gold and Pearl ring: Isidoro Hernández
Golden Top: Jorge Vázquez; Necklace: Anton Heunis; Earrings: Suárez
Body: Rabaneda; Sequin Jacket: Intropia; Belt: Alvarno; Gold Chain Bracelet, Pyramid Ring and Earrings: Anton Heunis; Bracelet: Suárez
Visor: Fleet Ilya for Lily Blossom; White Gold Diamonds and Onyx Earrings: Isidoro Hernández

Styled by David G. Miras & Sofía Stein

Makeup by Anita

Hair by Xavi García (SALÓN44)

Manicurist Lydia G

Assistant Juanky Cuellas

Shooted in Cenital Studios

Concept by Mario Jiménez / Photography by Juan Manuel Macarro

Harumi, Tokyo
Harumi, Tokyo
Ayaka, Tokyo
Ayaka, Tokyo
Tomoko, Tokyo
Tomoko, Tokyo
Shigeko, Tokyo
Shigeko, Tokyo

Make Up and Hair by Silvia Ribera and Jen de la Cruz

Art Direction, Set Design and Clothes Design by Mario Jiménez

Assistants Juanky Cuellas and Toni Gutiérrez

Shooted in Maant Studio

Vanesa Lorenzo photographed by Juan Manuel Macarro

Leather Dress: Hermès; Coat as an obi: Essentiel; Belt: Max Mara; Bracelet: Hermès; Earring: Thomas Sabo
Dress and bustier: Christian Dior; Necklace: Ana Locking; Bag: Kiwi+Pomelo
Dress and Necklace: Chanel; Earrings: Kiwi+Pomelo
Top: Dsquared2; Skirt: Ana Locking; Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo; Socks: Calzedonia; Earrings: Daniel Espinosa
Silk scarf: Hermès; Chain-straps Top: Elisabetta Franchi; Sunglasses: Ana Locking; Necklace: Swarovski
Shirt and Turbant: Gucci; Chain Necklace: Hermès; Acrylic Necklace: Kiwi+Pomelo
Dress, Necklace and Bracelet: Chanel; Trousers: Emporio Armani; Shoes: Essentiel; Earrings: Kiwi+Pomelo
Dress: Emporio Armani; Bracelet: Daniel Espinosa
Pyjama shirt: Adriana Iglesias; Belt: Mango
Top and trousers: Ana Locking; Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Makeup and Hair by Joe Buj

Stylist Patrycja Juraszczyk

Art and Set Design by Mario Jiménez

Assistants Juanky Cuellas and Daniel Ramos

Shooted in Maant Studio Barcelona