MOTOKO ISHII














Your favourite virtue ::
Love. I was taught that humanity and compassion are the things we need, and are lack in showing. My grandfather had a huge impact on me as a child, he knew a lot about compassion.

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Understanding, I would say. Men and woman are in many ways very similar in aspects of personalities. But, when a man shows understanding for a woman and gives her the recognition… that is special.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Her undying will to protect and serve in the name of love.

Your favourite occupation ::
Produce, create and re-invent my kind of art. Running my record label and promote various artists. Spread awareness and love.

Your idea of happiness ::
When I feel a peace of mind, I sort of feel happiness. I see potential and beauty in every day… so, happiness comes to me almost everyday.

Your idea of misery ::
Abusive behavior and any form of cruelty towards animals, humans and nature. I feel miserable when look at the world today, knowing we have so much work todo. I wish for a better future for our children's sake.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
I have always wanted to be a geisha, ever since as a child. Wearing beautiful clothing's and learn manners seems so peaceful and yet so organized. Maybe I felt I needed structure within me, therefore I was wishing these kind of things as a child. Today, I have all those qualities.

Where would you like to live ::
Close to my beloved ones. Near the shores and the sea.

Your favourite color and flower ::
Gold and white lilies. Gold has a huge impact on me. I have always loved the shimmering color. White lilies for their beauty and structure, its unique design.

Your favourite prose authors ::
Difficult to say, but I love Edgar Allan Poe very much and H. G. Welles too. My all time book collection is J.J.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Your favourite poets ::
My mother is a great poet, always loved her way of thinking. Reflecting life and sees the greatness in the small things.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
My all time baby hero: Batman. But I also love the story about Logan becoming Wolverine. …but I also
love Cloud very much, from Final Fantasy.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Major Motoko Kusanagi in Kôkaku kidôtai (Ghost in the Shell). San in Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke). Beatrix Kiddo, also known as Black Mamba in Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 who made the famous Five-Point Exploding Heart Technique where the attacker hits five pressure points on the opponents chest which makes the opponent's heart explode by walking five paces.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh for their uniqueness. Mr. Edward Artemiev and his son.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
My grandfather and my dearest love.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
My mother.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
I must say that Adolf Hitler took that without any further questions, Josef Stalin had also some issues.

Your favourite food and drink ::
My home made vegan sushi with delicious sake.

Your favourite names ::
Baba and Moto.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you)::
Ignorance and people who provokes to make others feel bad about themselves.

The change you most anticipate::
Spread awareness and love. Make this earth to a better place.

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
Cause a weather change, and strike those who starts a war.

How I would like to die ::
Close to my beloved one. Cremated and spread out over the sea without a word said.

What is your present state of mind ::
Disappointed at the world, yet hopeful.

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
Mis-communication and mental illness.

Your favourite motto ::
Treat yourself the way you treat others.

29 juillet 2010

Motoko Ishii is a multi artist and film maker, she is living in Sweden.

website :: The Unique Rcrd Lbl of Sweden
website :: myspace

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890.