Maho Takahashi


Slice / Mushroom War

H530 x W530 mm

Slice / Beautiful girl warrior cannot save the world

H530 x W530 mm

Goodbye signal

H727 x W727 mm


W130 x D130 x H300 mm

Swaying / Bouquet

W910 x H910 mm

Swaying 2021

W910 x H910 mm


W727 x H727 mm


W1167 × H1167 mm


W1167 × H1167 mm

Maho Takahashi

Born in Chiba Prefecture in 1992.
In 2019, she produced and announced the character “ANOKO[That child]” that imitated her childhood.

2021 “Ueno Good Bud Calf in Tokyo 2021” Art Factory Award Winner
2020 “Hamamatsucho Independent TOKYO 2020” Jury Special Award Masahiro Takahashi Award
2020 “Selected for the “Ginza / 2020 Beauty Origin Exhibition”

Artist Statement

The basis of personality is determined by how they spend their “childhood” that comes once in a lifetime. The memory of fortune, unhappiness, and all kinds of emotions are all important factors for growing up as a person.

Based on the concept that “that child” still exists somewhere in memory for everyone and makes them feel nostalgic, her work is created using modern expressions, regardless of whether it is flat or three-dimensional.

She mainly produces many works using Japanese tradition “Gold leaf”. “Gold leaf” is an idols of the past that are brilliant and never fade. Gold began to be used around 3000 BC.

“Gold is a universal value metaphor that has fascinated people in many ways. My childhood memories and experiences are permanent and valuable, and are connected to the present. The memory and experience are replaced and expressed with Gold that has universal value,” she says.

“Swaying” concept

Created based on the concept that everyone has the “inner children” with different personalities, and that the milestone of that time remains in my memory.

It is said that John Bradshaw started advocating “inner child”.

As a therapist, he invented the term “inner child” in 1993 in his book Homecoming: Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child.

At this moment, few people live their lives being always aware of the tragic events that are happening in the world today.

The new coronavirus (COVID-19), which occurred in Wuhan, China in early December 2020 and has spread all over the world, has infected many people and killed at least 2.69 million people worldwide. The death toll is still increasing. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on March 11 that the spread of the new coronavirus infection would correspond to a pandemic.

At this time, many people experienced “unusual” for the first time, some of them even experienced their close ones getting infected.

Our daily lives were threatened by the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

In 2021, Japan celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. In particular, the tragic events that people experienced as a child are engraved in the depths of their heart and become a habit.


2020 “Independent TOKYO 2020” / Hamamatsucho
2020 Selected Artists Exhibition“2020 Beauty Origin Exhibition” / Ginza
2021 “My Little Treasure Exhibition II” Ginza Gallery The Origin of Beauty / Ginza
2021 “Conshin Exhibition Vol.3” gallery UG BAKUROCHO / Bakurocho
2021 “Tanzaku Exhibition” Hachiinudo / Shinjuku
2021 “天/真/有/邪” CONTEMPORARY TOKYO / Beijing
2021 “JR Nagoya Takashimaya x TOMOHIKO TOSHINO GALLERY” /Nagoya
2021 POP UP SHOW with tremolo "24 molos" WHAT CAFE / Tennozu Isle
2021 “good buds, swelling buds in Tokyo 2021” / Ueno
2021 National Selected Artists Exhibition“26th Japanese Art” / Ueno

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Maho Takahashi