Vibrant Neon Fantasies

Shu’s Little Bit

A blue-haired woman wearing a gauzy dress floats in deep blue water.
A beautiful girl welcomes a snowy owl.
A white-haired woman plays a magical glowing violin.

The artist named Shu has an undeniable gift for giving vibrant form to timeless childhood fantasies. His graceful figures and magical creatures float effortlessly through eerily illuminated wonderlands, evoking an otherworldly serenity unseen in our everyday world.

Shu’s style seems to be a remarkable synthesis of kitschy velvet paintings, retro black light posters, and timeless innocence. Whatever the inspiration or influences, his results are undeniably compelling.

If you care to recall your forgotten childhood fantasies, then venture forth!

Written by in November of 2006. Last edited September 2014.

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  • Ken Potts - December 4th, 2006 at 12:49 am

    How can I get digital prints of Shu’s pictures? Are they for sale?

  • Jeff - December 4th, 2006 at 1:45 am

    Shu’s prints are available at appleone.co.jp, but I can’t tell if they ship overseas.

  • Douglas Augustine - April 15th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    ARCH Co. is selling limited edition high-end reproductions on canvas for nearly 400,000 each. These are of the 12-series at the top of his gallery. Mostly they are not available anywhere else and are not out in puzzle form (except No.4 and 5 which are small 300-pc size. The limited editions stop at No. 100 for each picture in the series. Contacting ARCH and other commercial participatnts for SHU’s work is difficult without Japanese language ability.
    Only one puzzle company will ship overseas but they do not handle the very practical and attractive flush-fitting panel/frames. Also, the mark-up for overseas shipping is quite high.

  • nilbia - September 14th, 2009 at 9:44 am


  • eve anderson - October 23rd, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    How can one download these beautiful pictures?

  • Jeff - November 12th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Other than visiting Shu’s site, visiting this link with some Japanese translation might provide answers. An imperfect solution, I’ll admit.

  • dharlee....beautiful i like this... - December 6th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    i really…really like it…

  • sunl - December 14th, 2010 at 11:15 am


  • sunl - December 14th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    it is very buetyfull

  • sunl - December 14th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    How can one download these beautiful pictures?

  • MARCIO - January 11th, 2011 at 2:11 pm


  • liz - May 31st, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    its a beautiful picture, i like it.

  • vijaya - November 17th, 2011 at 1:16 am

    very beautiful designs