Art melody novel is a project to introduce Yoshiya Torii’s artwork: novels, videos, design, puppet performances, and other creative things.

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Jinni the Origami frenchie

October, 2018

How to make an Origami french bulldog



October, 2018

One minute short movie “Origami french bulldogs’ dancing.”

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Genre: Fiction / Travel story set in Europe

Language: English

A young man was looking at a big white cloud while sitting on a bench. It was floating in the blue summer sky, moving slowly, changing its shape little by little. He had been looking for something unconsciously, while traveling with his guitar.
He first visited London, then Dublin, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Venice, Lisbon, Pontevedra. Finally he got to Paris.

Published in 2012



Scent of Tokyo

Genre: Fiction / Short stories set in Tokyo

Language: English

There are eight fiction short stories in this book. All of them are set in Tokyo. In each story appears each different man and woman. For example, the first story of them is set in Kudanshita in Spring, which is a very famous area as a place with cherry blossoms in the central area in Tokyo. In another story appears a young girl in Yukata, which is a kind of Kimono in the Summer. Read those stories and you will feel the atmosphere in the four seasons in Tokyo Japan.

Published in 2015



Jinni the marionette frenchie

Genre: Fairy tale / Short story and Illustrations

Language: English

This short story is an illustrated book. The main character is a French bulldog living in Montmartre Paris. However, he is… It’s a secret. One day he coincidently leaned Tokyo. Then he was gradually being attracted to an unknown city Tokyo. The author on this story is Toshiya Torii who is a graphic designer and puppeteer. You can feel his world as you read this book.

Published in 2018




Diary of my first marionette

Photos with a guitar, a ukulele


Yoshiya Torii

Writer, Graphic designer, Puppeteer