I spent 5 weeks in Japan. I mainly stayed on the island of Kyushu in a place called Itoshima. Itoshima is a farming community that uses traditional techiques to grow rice, vegetables and an assortment of grains. It was the rainy session while I was in Japan and I experienced a typhoon during my stay. One of my lasting memories is of cycling through the rice fields while bugs of all sorts dive bombed me from all directions. Since coming back to New Zealand I have been obsessed with drawing weird and wonder filled bug characters. These bugs are drawn over photos from my Japan trip.