Takashi Murakami (村上 隆) is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works both in fine arts as well as commercial media and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts.
Murakami's work is largely influenced by his own culture, yet much of it is presented to a western audience. As such I try to recontextualize the work's audience by appealing to Japanese culture itself.
It is made to resemble Japanese stab stitch book and is meant to be read right to left. Keeping in mind that this may be presented to a western audience, it can also be read from left to right.