Kagaya Yutaka

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The Great Digital Artist
Kagaya Yutaka
Native nameKagaya Yutaka
BornKagaya Yutaka
Known forArt
Notable workDigital Art

Kagaya Yutaka (カガヤ, born 1968 in Saitama) is a Japanese digital artist who is known for painting elaborately detailed and spectacularly colored images. His images often include elements with a luminous quality. Some of his favorite subjects are astronomy and visions of utopian worlds. His most famous works focus on three main topics: Celestial Exploring, Galactic Railroad and Starry Tales. Kagaya really likes the night sky with stars and he often uses the blue color in his work.

Kagaya is more famous in North America than Japan, mainly because he has an occidental style. He only uses occidental women (who can speak only a little Japanese) as his models because they are taller than average Japanese women.

Kagaya released a DVD on February 23, 2007, called Fantasy Railroad in the Stars (銀河鉄道の夜), with Kenji Miyazawa (of Night on the Galactic Railroad fame). The DVD features the story of a boy dreaming of travelling by train through the Milky Way. The story is narrated by voice actress Kuwashima Houko.[2]

Kagaya also had an exhibition of his works in Canada. In 2008, he did an exhibition in South Korea.


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