Artist in Focus: Mika Ninagawa

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Mika Ninagawa Bearbrick Collaboration with Medicom Toy

 Mika Ninagawa Portrait

Born 1972 in Tokyo, Japan, Mika Ninagawa (蜷川実花) is a multidisciplinary artist who works with both film and photography. Her late father, Yukio Ninagawa, was a Japanese theatre director, actor and film director. Her late mother, Hiroko Ninagawa, was an actress. Ninagawa owns a  distinctive style of vivid and lush coloured pictures of themes surrounding flora, fauna and landscapes. She received the 26th Kimura Ihei Award (Japan's most prestigious photography award) in 2001 along with two other photographers, marking the first time that the award was presented to a female photographer. Her continued global presence over the past decade has increased her profile, both in her works as well as commercial collaborations.


Works and Collaborations

 Ninagawa GU

GU x Ninagawa special capsule collection

Ninagawa Followers Netflix

Left to right: Mika Ninagawa, Miki Nakatani and Elaiza Ikeda, cast of Netflix drama, Followers

Followers is a Japanese drama streaming television series on Netflix and the first drama series directed by Mika Ninagawa. The series draws on Ninagawa’s own experiences in the fashion and art world, with vibrant set designs resembling Ninagawa’s signature flower photographs, bursting from the frame with lushness and color.

Mika Ninagawa Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei Exhibition

Mika Ninagawa Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, 2016

Mika Ninagawa Lexus

Mika Ninagawa x Lexus RX, Taipei 2016 (Pic credits:

Shu Uemura Mika Ninagawa

Shu Uemura x Mika Ninagawa, 2014 (Pic credits: Mel's Playground)


Collaborations with Medicom Toy

Mika Ninagawa Bearbrick collaboration with Medicom Toy has been a hit for their colourful and vibrant floral prints. Mika Ninagawa Anemone WWT Sakura Bearbrick

Left to right: Anemone (2016 & 2017),  WWT (2011), Sakura (2017)

Mika Ninagawa Sakura Yosakura Goldfish

Left to right: Sakura (2017),  Yosakura (2018), Goldfish (2018)

Mika Ninagawa Rose 400% 100%

Ninagawa Rose (2017) - Shop here for Ninagawa Rose Bearbrick 400%+100%

Bape Ninagawa Bearbrick

Bape x Ninagawa Shark (2019)

Mika Ninagawa Anna Sui 1000%

Anna Sui x Ninagawa (2020) - Shop here for Anna Sui x Mika Ninagawa Bearbrick 1000%


If you’re into florals, we say Ninagawa’s Bearbrick pieces are definitely worth getting. Shop the Mika Ninagawa Bearbricks on our webstore!