Artist Journal - A short interview with Moeko Yamazaki

  • What brought you to LA this time? 

    "Instinct. LA is like a send home to me. Since I left here a couple years back, I have been longing for this city. I couldn't wait any longer so I made a decision of visiting here."


"Urban Lights" -  Shot in Los Angeles County Museum of Arts

"Urban Lights" -  Shot in Los Angeles County Museum of Arts


"Stair down"

"Stair down"

  • Please tell me a little bit about what you do? And What is the most challenging part about being a young artist in Japan or anywhere else?

    "I have been privileged to get involved in the performing arts productions as an assistant director since I came back to Japan. I haven't felt like running into any difficulty in being a "young" artist. I think it is partly because I haven't been an artist long enough. So I would like to establish my core style of " Moekoness" (which is my positive, unshaken, and strong artistic attitude) towards anything."

    帰国してからは有り難い事に関わりたいスタイルの作品で主に演出助手としてPerforming Artsに関わらせてもらっています。若いアーティストだから、何が難しい、とかは感じたことはあまり無いかもしれない。。。あ、でもまだアーティストとしての年月が'短いから、自分のコアを強くしたい、と思うのかもしれない。何を前にしてもぶれないわたし、MOEKO-ness、をもっともっと明確に、確実に、強く、存在していられるように。


"Green Nature"

"Green Nature"

  • What is your favorite thing to do when not working? 

    "Looking at the sky
    Have real conversations with people
    See and feel natures. Enjoy beautiful landscapes....
    I would like to rest myself in the peaceful environments away from all the noise."

"Cafe Window"

"Cafe Window"


"  in Light it
  • Do you miss LA?

    ”Oh, desperately! lol”

  • what are the things you miss about here? 

    This visit made me realize the reason why I longed for LA is that the place allows me to be who I really am without being repressed.....This city lays within the nature and it is convenient for me to move one after another environment. It allows me to turn "on" & "off" myself on demand. I also like the food: the fact that healthy foods such as organic & vegan are sufficient here. Most of all,  I love the freedom of expression: People wouldn't condemn you for expressing who I am.  I reflect from this trip that I want to establish my own lifestyle that allows me to stay who I am no matter where I am located.

    自由になれる自分がいるからLAを恋しく思うのかも、と今回の滞在で気付きました。だから、どこにいてもこの好きな自分で居られるように、工夫して生きていこう!と思った。あとはVegetable, veganのものやオーガニックのものが当たり前にあることとか都会と自然が近くってすぐに好きな環境に移動できること。OnOffがつけやすいかも。あと、何を発言しても絶対に否定はされない
"Stair Up"

"Stair Up"

  • Are you in relationship right now? 

  • What kind of personalities and characteristics in people do you find attractive? 

    People who keep challenging and pushing their limit in spite of their fear or worries. Someone who has the ability to see through others' talent beyond their age or past credit. Someone who doesn't hesitate to try anything that appeals him/her. Such person that has the desire to keep growing and evolving is always excited to enjoy "living" life....Bottom line, I love the person who has stars in his/her eyes.