The Sunday Artisan Market in Hampstead

Friday 28th February 2020



I had a great time selling my original tote bag at The Sunday Artisan Market in Hampstead the other day despite the weather. 


It was a fun and interesting experience as I got to know how people reacted to my bag. 


It’s exciting to think about purchaser using it somewhere and my art on the bag is being exposed to public…


Next time I will try East London market. 



A couple who were selling incense next to my stall recommend me to try markets in East London as they believe my style definitely fits the arty scene in East London. Wow it’s exciting….to be continued..




Opening my Shop At The Sunday Artisan Market

Sunday 16th February 2020



I made my first original tote bag while I stayed in Japan for 3 months last year due to my mother’s illness. I can’t remember how this idea came up but I remember I was so excited when I created one. 


Since then this idea has been always in my head….


And now I’m happy to announce that I will open my little shop to sell my tote bag at The Sunday Artisan Market in Hampstead .


It will be on Sunday 23rd Feburary. 


A tiny shop with just one table but I’m really excited and  the same time I’m a bit nervous because I have never done this before. It’s truly my new adventure. 


My tote bags are not printed ones. I created my painting directly on each blank tote bag . It’s One & Only.  There will be no other tote bag in the world. If you purchase it, YOU are the only one who has it.


The Sunday Artisan Market will be held at Hampstead community Centre. It is only 3 minute walk from Hampstead station on Northern Line.


Market will open at 10am and close at 6pm. It’s indoor market so you can wondering around nicely on even rainy day. I will be there all day.


Hope see you there.



Sunday 23rd February 10am-6pm

The Sunday Artisan Market

Hampstead Community Centre 

78 Hampstead High Street


NW3 1 RE

Tube Hampstead (Northern Line)





Thank You!

Wednesday 20th November 2019



The last gig and solo exhibition at Namiya in Japan were

finished. It’s been 3 months since I arrived on 8th August as my mother went into  a critical condition.


It is a miracle that she survived. She went through a lot but now she is recovered and having intensive physiotherapy. I’m relieved and happy. 


So many things happened under my circumstances. I met a lots of new people. 


I really think I’m  a very lucky man because all these people are very supportive to me and led me take to  a new direction in my life.


I appreciate them from the bottom of my heart and would like to say huge thank you.  New challenges is waiting for me and I’m happy to take action.


Ps My paintings are still available from Namiya until the end of 2019.


Namiya website


Solo Exhibition And Acoustic Gig at Namiya

Monday 21st October 2019


I have a great news!

My solo exhibition starts soon at a wine bar Namiya I did a acoustic

gig while ago. 


The exhibition period is between 28th of October and 10th of November. 


All works are water colour in A4(21cm x 30cm/8.3inch x 11.7inch). 


There will be 10 works on display and rest are in a portfillio. I


I’m so happy that I can exhibit with a fabulous ambiance. 


I will also do an acoustic gig on 8th of November. 


Please come to see my works and the gig and not to mention off course enjoy healthy organic wine and food.


Thank you!


Masa Iida Solo Exhibition And Acoustic Live

Dates : Sunday 28th October 14:00pm - Sunday 10th November    


              Acoustic live 8th November 20:00pm

Adress : Namiya 

               TK Building 101

               4-110-6 Mugitacho Nakaku


Admission : Free

Facebook event page


Namiya's info



Thursday 3rd October  2019



I really enjoyed playing live at Brick Street Market and wine bar Namiya.


Several paintings were sold and Im really content.


Especially I have learned a lot by doing live painting.


How I should focus on energy within in front of audience and how I should release it back to the audience.


Abstract painting should be enjoyed by your totally free perception but some people are struggling to understand how to see as they tried to intellectualised.


They seemed to look into my paintings.




At wine bar Namiya I totally enjoyed ambiance.


Its space which minimalism meets nature gives me a right atmosphere to express myself through music and felt like my energy just flowed.


Its a hidden gem I really recommend to visit.


The acoustics in the space is absolutely fab as well.


Thanks so much for everyone who came to see me. I really appreciate it.



Monday 16th September  2019

It's Masa. It's been while. Im in Japan now. Its been more than a month.
Because my my mother contracted acute interstitial pneumonia and went into a critical condition and I needed to go back to Japan urgently.
I worried so much every single day not knowing what will happen to my mother.
I just took a day as it was. She is still fragile and need my support but fortunately she is recovering well.
Its still a long way to go but Im relieved.
While in Japan I thought if I can I should do something to promote O-Arc music and painting and decided to spend my spare time for it.
I tried to meet as many friends as possible for help and through some friends I got opportunities. 
I didnt bring my guitar so I bought one from a near-by shop and some materials for painting. Im ready to go.
The first opportunity is playing live and do live painting at 2rd Brick Street Market  
This is a special event for creators got together and collaborate to make event theme A Special Happenstance In Everyday Life happen.
There will be a cafe, childrens playground, workshop, music, talk, and live painting.
In Yokohama where I live there is a strong sense of community of artists and creators. Yokohama government is supportive as well.
However, Yokohama still doesn't have enough power and reputation as a Creative City.
Many local artists and creators organise lot of events to help further develop Yokohama as a Creative City. So Im glad to part of this event.
Saturday 21st September  10:00am-4:00pm
Kasetsu Kitanaka Brick
5-25-1 Kaigandori Naka-Ward Yokohama


The other one is playing live at Namiya wine bar.


They are specialising in organic wine and craft beer, and serve natural homemade food. 


This is where you can enjoy the owner Namis attention to detail.


Not only she carefully chose wine and beer and serve scrumptious natural food using her own recipe, she puts a lot of attention to cutleries, furnitures, lightsbooks and decorations to create extremely comfortable space where people meet and enjoy their own time and possibly something memorable happening. 

Admission for this gig is free but not a typical " admission free" gig.
It's not a "passing a money hat " gig either.
I really appreciate if you can decide the value of my performance by your own judgement and in return you can pay.
It doesn't matter you value my performance as little as 100yen (about £0.74)....or maybe 1,000 yen (£7.4) or 10.000 (£74).  It's your judgement.  
For me set admission fee puts the value of the performance equal and flat. The value should be different for each person and however you satisfy that your value.
If you agree I'm really glad.  Also I don't want to make my gig free because free makes people not to appreciate anything. I hope you understand.
My paintings are also on sale and they are without a price tag. You can decide the value of my painting and pay accordingly. 
Saturday 28th September 7::00pm-
101 TK Building 
4-11006 Mugita-cho Naka-Ward Yokohama
Hope we see each other one the gigs or maybe both.