Behind the Artist's Hand

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.