In Ei Minchotai（Type Design）
The Mincho font, a standard body typeface for the Japanese people, is a cultural cornerstone and indispensable item in everyday life. The desire to engage myself in such an “irreplaceable” type of thing is one underlying aspect of my type design. As a result, there may not be much to call “new,” but I am considering the artistry that our forefathers have carefully protected and continuously honed to be something that is worth carrying on. And if possible, I’d like to create something even better in the end.
The In Ei Minchotai is a traditional Mincho font designed on the theme of “typography face-to-face with life.” It is a typeface that advocates the composition of literary works based on the pains, setbacks, and loneliness of human life, and was made for those who can feel the trying times of being alive. I do believe that typography possesses the power to save people. I am truly honored and thankful for the positive assessment.