Echa was born in 1994, Japan(Aichi Prefecture), and she liked to read comics for girls in her childhood. When she had to study for an exam, she did nothing until finishing reading comics; therefore, she began to learn sketch to be a comic artist. However, she was getting into art world in cram school for art university because of her teacher. Then she passed Tama Art University in 2013 (oil paintings course). At the third criticism, she experienced the most excited one. All four professors and two teachers gave her various comments at the moment they saw her artwork. It was an abstract painting originated from japanese comic. It focused on a page in a comic book without subtitles and the characters. To surpass the criticism, she tried to work a new artwork whoever never see.

It was when she was in the third grade. She had two opportunities. 

One was what she met a painting by Lee Ufan. It was a big abstract one and, there was a small squre at the corner.

The last year in University, she found a lot of “ッ” used in comic sounds and started working on artworks concentrated on visual aspects of Japanese Characters. After getting a bachelor in 2017, she has been an art teacher for a

       Echa calls her recent project “High Literal.” To make up “ッ” as an artwork, she changes a part of Japanese character on an image. She believes “ッ” is a symbol of the Japanese mind. “ッ” has no sounds, and it is similar to the way of thinking of the blanc. ‘Feeling something in nothing’ is the Japanese mind. Also, she often hears the follows from her mother who is a Japanese teacher. For instance, it is difficult for many foreigners to pronounce “ッ”, and they and Japanese children often mistake writing Japanese characters. She guesses Japanese character is our own culture, and it can be art.

As far as she is concerned, “We should see characters or letter.”

       Now, Echa works on installation, paintings or photographs. For her process, she puts stress on out of feelings like Donald Judd. In her artworks, most of them are used ready-made products like Marcel Duchamp and ready-made design like Andy Warhol. Then her artworks also have attract as if a kid draws doodle. This is like “L.H.O.O.Q.” of Duchamp. In addition, she puts the objects repeatedly like Warhol because beholders cannot consider meanings. What she needs is the surface.