Theme: Portrait without face_Aug.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.
Theme ; Shape of things_Oct.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.
Theme: Just in time_Feb.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.
Theme: Peripheral Visions_Mar.2018
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.
Theme: Significant Colour_Apr.2018
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.
Theme: Unexpected_May 2018
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.
Theme: Punktum_Oct. 2018
The surface of the giant sphere located in the garden also serves as a mirror.
The whole of the surrounding scenery is reflected on the sphere's surface.
In the hole opened on the sphere you can observe an optical illusion whereby the reflections of the scenery appear to be being sucked inside in a swirl.
Theme: Feminine / Masculine_January 2019
He strives to be feminine, and in fact expresses himself by dressing like a woman.
The pure feeling that exists in his heart is accepted by modern society.
For him, being able to exist as a Cosplayer is a symbol of freedom.
Theme: Urban_Feb. 2019
Title: Critical No.2
People's thoughts, beliefs, and actions are diversifying and being shared.
The time is coming when the balance of power will collapse.
After the devastation, the regeneration will come back again.
Is this now or later...
Theme: Motion_Mar. 2019
Title: Motion No.3 "Looking for myself"
It was two years ago, when I first met ‘K’, a ballet dancer. Her dance was very energetic.
She kept dancing in the park from morning till evening. She danced even in the drizzling rain.
While the music played through headphones, she danced.
It was as if her feelings exploded from the bottom of her heart.
Theme: Monochrome_June 2019
Title: Texture No.1
It is a sight of a cafe at the entrance of the park on a winter morning. The cafe owner prepares a cold blanket on each chair.
Every thing has its own unique expression on the surface. They are expressed in terms of texture. We tend to overlook in our daily lives, and we need to sharpen our senses.
Theme: Portrait without faces_July 2019
Title: Somebody No.1
Bicycle parking is prohibited around the station because of road safety.
Patrol staff attaches a warning ticket whenever they spot an illegally parked bicycle.
This bicycle has many mounting rings of the warning tickets still attached.
I stop and wonder what kind of person used to own this bicycle.