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Tabaimo (born 1975), born Ayako Tabata, is a Japanese visual artist.[1] She is a graduate of Kyoto University of Art and Design. She created the name "Tabaimo" using her last name (Tabata) and the Japanese word for "little sister", imooto. Her works, consisting primarily of animation, have been displayed in galleries around the world. Although her style has changed, she mainly utilizes Japanese wood block drawings (called "Ukiyo-e"), which are later digitalized to form her videos. Her subject matter is usually socially charged and based on Japanese culture and life.


  1. ^ "Tabaimo biography" (PDF). James Cohan Gallery. 

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