September 28 ∼ October 21, 2017
Title ; Hard worker
The subject of this piece is a painter who works day and night at a downtown construction site. He is a "migrant worker" who has traveled to Japan from overseas. Without people like him, the city in which I live in could not continue to function. He symbolizes a modern era in which we all support the livelihood of one another.
November 23 ∼ December 16, 2017
Title ; Wall
This is the part of a building wall illuminated by a setting sun. The gradation of the reflected light is beautiful and the linear composition provides a moderate tension. This feeling seems to be covering the entire wall of the building. I hope people will experience the dynamism of feeling the part of the wall spreading over the entire building.
February 15 ∼ March 10, 2018
Title ; Gold
The more the patterns along the edges of the small white plates were faded, the stronger presence they had. On top of that, the chipped edges were repaired with gold lacquer, and the golden gleam left an impression on me. At that moment, I superimposed my own age onto them, and in these plates repaired with gold lacquer I discovered that being beautiful and enduring despite old age is the form things ought to take. And I resolved that to me, this surely is the very way of life people should lead.
March 22 ∼ April 14, 2018
Title ; Scar
Home to popular fashion streets, Tokyo's Harajuku has plenty of back streets and unique boutiques. I found these scars on the black walls of a store. Something was probably struck against them. They were left as is and it felt like art for me. It made me feel like that's the kind of place Harajuku is.
April 19 ∼ May 12, 2018
Title ; Hesitation
There's a bar on the outskirts of the shopping district with little customer traffic. When late night rolls around, the inside becomes alive with drinkers. An unknown world lies in there. On the other side of that door, customers are out of the closet and liberated.
May 17 ∼ June 9, 2018
Title ; Blowing
A wintry holiday afternoon, on the east-way crossing of the intersection at the 4th city block of Ginza. People are enjoying a relaxing afternoon without the rush of cars. Being able to walk in the middle of the main street, feeling really good, seeing the happiness of people being out in the open, it's fantastic to feel free. The way Ginza is right now makes me want to stop time and enjoy this moment forever. A swinging paper bag seems to be dancing with the wind that blows through it.
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