Amid growing interest among the public in artwork produced by disabled artists, more support facilities and art studios in Japan are offering opportunities for them to engage in full-fledged creative activities.

Some artists have held solo exhibitions, while others have seen their unique, impromptu music used in television commercials.

One such art facility is Maru, a studio in the city of Fukuoka that supports creative activities mostly by physically disabled people in the fields of painting, carpentry and pottery.