Osamu Watanabe graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 2003.
He is a prolific artist who has pioneered the technique of Sweets DECO for arts, and he has appeared on various television shows including “Tokyo KAWAII TV” (NHK), “Tetsuko no Heya special” (TV asahi) and so on.
His art pieces which use fake fresh cream of different colors, candies and fruit have attracted a lot of public attention in Japan and overseas for example, in China, Indonesia, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, U.S.A. Korea.
He has published 3 books, and 5 museums have collected his pieces including Ohara Museum of Art and Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum.
“Art with five senses” Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum / Nagano, Japan
“Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale” / Niigata, Japan
“Metaphors of Un/Real – Animamix Biennial” MOCA Shanghai / China
“JAPAN” Modern Art Center of Turkey / Ankara, Turkey
“Super KAWAII-ism” Shiga Kogen Roman Museum / Nagano, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe OHARA DECO” Ohara Museum of Art / Okayama, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum / Aichi, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition” Nagoya Matsuzakaya / Aichi, Japan
“Welcome to the small world” Takamatsu Art Museum / Kagawa, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Sweet god” Hyogo Prefectural Maruyamagawa Kouen Museum / Hyogo, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Sweet sentiment” Pola Museum Annex / Tokyo, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Sweets kingdom-Sweet fantasy quest-”Takasaki city Museum / Gunma, Japan
“Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” Japanese American National Museum / L.A., U.S.A
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition Sweet Wonderland-Sweets park-”Aspirante / Yamaguchi, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition Pure Land” Okazaki World Children Museum / Aichi, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe exhibition MUSEUM CAKE” Art 1 new Museum / Jakarta, Indonesia
“Sweets exhibition” Nagoya city Science Museum / Aichi, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” Odakyu Department Shinjuku store / Tokyo, Japan
“Osamu Watanabe Museum of Sweets” Huis Ten Bosch Museum / Nagasaki, Japan
Ohara Museum of Art, Kiyosu city Haruhi Museum, Shiga Kogen Roman Museum, Takasaki city Museum, Okazaki World Children Museum
Art works book “SWEET OR UNSWEET” / from BNN,Inc.
“OSAMU WATANABE POSTCARD BOOK” / from parco publishing