I'm Jun Omura ─ Kizunae artist.
I have drawn 140,000 people as a professional caricature artist so far. With techniques developed through rich experiences, I image a "present face" of the deceased, and draw with the bereaved.
I imagine with the bereaved.
"If she were alive, would her dream come true?"
"If he were alive, would he have children?"
Kizunae can depict "future memories" that should have been there.
My best friend passed away at the age of 27. "What can I do for his parents who are filled with grief?" Having these thoughts, I have drawn my first Kizunae. His parents were touched and very pleased with it. At that time, I thought that this painting might help them to spend the rest of their lives happier.
I think that people will die twice.
The first is physical death, and the second time will come when people around forget about the person. I draw Kizunae for the bereaved, and also for the deceased and everything surrounding them not to be faded.
Kizunae is my lifework that my best friend brought me.
"Kizuna" in Kizunae means "bond".
In this age such as people tend to forget the importance of human relationships, Kizunae depict a "bond".
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