Chikara Matsumoto's exhibition is now on view at Postalco Shop. Please come and see his hand drawn animation, Space Boxes, and Picture-Scroll Machine.

Chikara Matsumoto at Postalco Shop
We were inspired by Chikara’s animations from the moment we saw them. Beautiful effects result from his hand-drawing each frame on recycled paper backlit on a lightbox.  These animations transport the viewer to alternate worlds.

Your pen drawing on a newsprint sheet has the sound of a cello. A handmade cello that is a little out of tune. When it starts to jump around, like a cartoon, you can't help but be carried along.
Oh, here comes Chikara, around the corner and straight ahead like an angel falling from somewhere. - Makoto Saeki
About Matsumoto Chikara
Painter and video animation artist. He produces video works by hand-drawing each frame on recycled paper, using a unique animation technique in which he backlights his drawings on a light box. Based in Tokyo, Japan.
Chikara Matsumoto for POSTALCO
We made a special edition Snap Pad with the drawings of Chikara Matsumoto on the cover. Limited quantity. 

It's Just Paper
“It's Just Paper” project explores the potential of a single sheet of paper. Issue #010 features Chikara Matsumoto. -available free at the Kyobashi shop. Thank you Makoto Saeki for the text!

With or Without You / night night

Animation: Chikara Matsumoto
Music: Organ-O-Rounge, "night night"


 Postalco Shop Kyobashi
Visit us to see all Postalco items in one place. We love the feel of the natural materials in our products and here they can all be experienced in person.

2-2-1 1FL Kyobashi Chuo Tokyo 104-0031
Located above Kyobashi Station (Exit 8). It is also a 5 minute walk from Tokyo Station (Yaesu South Exit) and Ginza 1-Chome Station (Exit 7).

Mon - Sun / 11am - 7pm (Open until 8 p.m. in December.)