BJAF 2019

2019 has been a hectic year for NippMo, but we are proud to announce the Baltimore Japan Art Festival is returning this October! Our featured guest is the Tokyo-based illustrator Utomaru, known for her work with the electro-pop group ORESAMA. Check out for more details!

BJAF Update

Even though it might not seem like it, 2018 has been an extremely busy year for Nippon Motion

Back in February we traveled to Japan and took a business meeting with the manager of a potential guest for Baltimore Japan Art Festival 2018. We strongly hinted about this during a live stream we did immediately afterward but then spent the following weeks/months trying to iron out the details and keep it under wraps until everything was confirmed. Technically the status of this guest's involvement has already been made public, but even so we wanted to officially announce it here.

Baltimore Japan Art Festival 2018 is extremely honored to welcome...



For over 15 years Mr. Nakamura (Osaka, JP) has been working as a freelance illustrator, gaining much notoriety for his work with musicians (ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION), authors (The After-Dinner Mysteries), anime (Night is Short, Walk on Girl), and more.

For more information about Mr. Nakamura's involvement as well as the rest of the festival, please visit

Japanese green tea panel featured in AnimeNYC coverage

The blog Otakus and Geeks featured Rob and Darrell's Japanese green tea panel in their coverage of AnimeNYC 2017. Head on over to their site to check it out. The panel received favorable coverage right next to the NYC Ramen Summit, featuring noodle legends Ivan Orkin and Jack Nakamura, how's that for a little validation? Thanks to Young from Otakus and Geeks for his enthusiasm and his great photo (and audio!) coverage.