The Art Of Motorcycles With Chopsticks And Black Ink.

makoto1makoto2Except picking up rolls of sushi, there is not much I can do with chopsticks (also called “hashi” or “otemoto” in Japanese) Thanks to the sticks tapering to a finely pointed end, Makoto Endo has invented a technique to use them has an utensil for painting. He is a graphic designer, illustrator now based in New York and motorcycles being his passion, they became his subjects for chopsticks painting. If you send a photo to Endo at, I’ll paint it for you, always with black ink on a 53″X70-80″ paper or canvas. Price for his renderings range from $1500 to $2000 depending of the complexity of lines of your motorcycle. After the jump see a video, unfortunately shot with a very shaky camera,  showing him at work creating his art, undisturbed by people walking around him…

4 Responses to “The Art Of Motorcycles With Chopsticks And Black Ink.”

  1. 1 B. Temple Dec 26th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Interesting way to “paint” that I didn’t know.

  2. 2 Dale Dec 27th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Very cool

  3. 3 thomas Dec 29th, 2013 at 9:54 am


  4. 4 David Jan 1st, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I want to see where he starts not just where he spatters paint around at the end.
    Not that I could do any better…just saying lets see the beginning for 1500-2000.

    SSDD; David

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