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Julie Blanchin Fujita    ジュリ・ブランシャン・フジタ

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photo by Issei Fujita ©

Soon after I was born in 1979, my parents bought a ruined house in a tiny village near La Rochelle (France). While they worked on renovations, I grew up around farms and nature, spending my time drawing, building tree houses and dreaming of travels and adventure.

In 1992, after the births of my brother and sister, we all moved to a village near Perpignan. I studied arts in Nîmes high school , University in Toulouse and I was graduated from the College of visual arts in Strasbourg in 2004.

Then, I moved to Lyon and started working as a freelance illustrator. I also produced projects as a documentary illustrator., this allowed me to travel in Polynesia, Australia, French Guyana and Amazon forest, where I worked a lot.

In 2009, as part of one of these documentary projects, I came to Tokyo. It was a cultural choc, everything was so different, I was fascinated by the culture… I decided finally to set up home here.

I live now in Tokyo where I work as an author & illustrator, surrounded by my husband Issei Fujita (isseifujita.com) and our daughter Nami.

財団から援助を受け、ドキュメンタリーイラストレーターとして、 アマゾンの熱帯雨林を中心にポリネシア、オーストラリアなどを訪ね、出版物やイラストの仕事の傍ら現地の日常生活を描く。
2017年、日本の日常生活を綴った『J’aime le nattô(納豆が好き)』を、Hikari Éditions(フランス リール)から出版しベストセラーに。
2018年、子ども用ミニ絵本シリーズ『mon imagier japonais』[動物編、もの編、食べ物編など]を、Hikari Éditionsから出版及びコーディネート。結婚し一児の母として東京近郊で暮らしながら作品制作を行う。
現在はHikari ÉditionsとKana出版社で出版予定の新書籍を制作中。

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Julie Blanchin Fujita

email : contact@julieblanchin.com


website : www.julieblanchin.com
blog : www.blog.julieblanchin.com