Behind the Artist's Hand

Hometown Stories

25m 15s
Broadcast on February 6, 2022 Available until February 6, 2024

Washio Tomoyuki is an artist based in the City of Nagoya, central Japan. He created a massive mural for the entrance of a new hotel at the city's landmark TV tower. Because he works in many different styles, he is known as an artist with no genre boundaries. Washio started working on a new piece in January 2021, but he says he is not making it as a commission or for an exhibition. A young NHK director, in his second year with the broadcaster, explores what drives Washio to keep creating his art works.

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