Drifter|Art & Music


Gagaku | Domburako “Naked1 “

Gagaku | Domburako "...

#Original Works #Gagaku & Japanese Music #Art Direction #Design #Product
We are pleased to announce the release of our gagaku project "DONBURAKO" in the form of a tape.

We are pleased to announce the release of our gagaku project "DONBURAKO" in the form of a tape.

We created this album in order to provide a soundtrack that can be easily enjoyed by those who are not familiar with Gagaku.

I hope you will enjoy this collection of intimate performances of gagaku by a small group of people.

It will be available online soon, and we will post more information when that happens.
Domburako “Kemono Tachikuru” (The Beast Comes Around)

Domburako "Kemono Ta...

#Original Works #Performances & Concerts #Gagaku & Japanese Music
We are producing a performance movie by Taro Ishida and Oorutaichi's gagaku project "Domburako" + Yuuki Mashiko at our company.

We filmed and edited the dedication performance at Kinomata Valley (Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture) in early spring of 2021.

Japanese court music of “Gagaku” project DOMBURAKO 1st album “Kemono”

Japanese court music...

#Original Works #Gagaku & Japanese Music #Composition / Music Production #Art Direction #Sumie #Design #Product
Japanese court music of "Gagaku" project DOMBURAKO 1st album "Kemono"

DOMBURAKO by Taro Ishida and OORUTAICHI started in 2021

The first sound source was released as a special analog record edition.

Please take a look at our approach and thoughts on music production.

Japanese court music of "Gagaku" is a kind of traditional music and considered the oldest orchestra in the world.

Together with this "Gagaku", we "DOMBURAKO" have completed an album.


#Cutout #Design
Logo design for SHO PAIN ARTISAN BAKEHOUSE, a wonderful bakery in Nasushiobara, Tochigi.

We had repeated meetings with Sho Hirayama, the store manager,

before he started his shop, and developed the image of the logo.

The logo was designed using paper cut-outs, almost without using a computer.
Binding: Hidetoshi Fuse, Traveling through Cave Murals: Forty Thousand Years of Human Paintings

Binding: Hidetoshi F...

#Art Direction #Cutout #Illustration
Yuki Mashiko is in charge of the book binding for art critic Hidetoshi Fuse's book "Traveling through Cave Murals: 40,000 Years of Human Paintings" (Ronsosha).

The book was created not only through design and illustration, but also by using kiri-e (paper cutout) techniques.
Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

This work was created for the "Winnie the Pooh" exhibition held in 2014.

The warmth is visually expressed by using the technique of paper cut-outs.

Toyohara Station

Toyohara Station

#Original Works #Produce / Music Director #Composition / Music Production #Illustration
Toyohara Station, the northernmost station in the Kanto region, was renovated in March 2019 to celebrate its 130th anniversary.
Taro Ishida composed the music for this station at the request of the Nasu Town Office.

Toyohara Station is an unmanned station with nothing nearby, but it is a very important means of transportation for local residents.

Especially for children, it is an indispensable station to go to school.

Yukiko Iso, a local dairy farmer, has been working for the children who use Toyohara Station for many years. She has been working as a traffic instructor for many years, both in hot and cold weather.

Mrs. Iso has written lyrics for the first time in her life.



#Original Works #Produce / Music Director #Composition / Music Production #Illustration #Original Works
In 2021, "The Drifters" was released.
This is the first time Taro Ishida sings a song.

It is a single disc, so there are only 3 songs in total.
I hope you will enjoy listening to it.

The jacket design and illustrations are also done by Yuuki Mashiko.


#Art Direction #Design
The loofah is grown in the wilderness of Nasu.

This lotion is grown in accordance with the rhythm of the waxing and waning of the moon, using an agricultural method that nurtures the earth itself.

We were in charge of the design of this "Tsukiko" multifunctional full moon gel and serum full moon mask.



#Composition / Music Production
Stylish corocoro(lint roller) from NITOMS

Yuuki Masuko of our company is in charge of the music for Corocoro 5656.

She also sang the song!
“Takao wo Meguru” (Touring Takao) illustration

“Takao wo Meguru” (T...

Yuuki Mashiko was in charge of the illustration for the video by the filmmaker, Mr. Dahei Shibata.

Mr. Shibata created beautiful images from our illustrations.

TAKAO 599 MUSEUM is a natural history museum located at the foot of Mount Takao that combines three concepts: tourism, learning, and exchange.

The "Around Takao" video content is projected on the NatureWall, a wall inside the museum.

All of these paintings were hand-painted,and

Mr. Shibata has animated these drawings.