• Lisa Ito is a senior in the Communication Design major at Washington University in St. Louis. As a 3rd-ish generation Japanese-American, her interests are influenced by Japanese culture. Although her studies are currently illustration focused, she aspires to learn more about web, motion, and interactivity. Kafka on the Shore is her favorite book, and she hopes this thesis project helps bring it to life.

For further information, please feel free to send an email to For more artwork, take a gander at the portfolio or the tumblr.

*As a disclaimer, this website and the featured illustrations are an artistic representation of the book Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (2003). This is for use as a student project only, and no profits are being made from this work.