Born:1958 in Tokyo, Japan.
I pursued a career in commercial photography for about 20 years.
In 2011, Japan was hit by a massive tsunami and earthquake. I saw a lot of people had their palms together, deep in prayer, when I visited the affected areas. At the time, I thought to myself, although it was more than a year since the disaster struck, they were still praying. I was inspired by the scene I witnessed, hence I decided to pursue a different kind of photography career.
Praying gives us calm and peace in our hearts. It also brings us hope.
When people look at my pictures, I want them to feel the peace and hope prayers are offered. Not only targeting the people affected in Japan but anyone and everyone.
In this modern world, there are plenty of issues causing fear to the public. Through my pictures, it is how I want to send a positive impact to the world.
The earthquake and the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the radiation damage caused by the nuclear power plant accident, and the evacuation further damaged daily life, village communities, and human relationships. They also suffered damage from rumors.
Even those who are in the depths of despair due to such multiple layers of bad luck are beginning to rebuild their lives positively with the passage of time.
I felt a strong message for tomorrow from the people who found a glimmer of hope in the darkness and are living positively.
In 2011 Japan was devastated by a massive tsunami disaster.After that, the Japanese Government has been building a very high and extremely long sea wall.After that, the Japanese Government has been building a very high and extremely long sea wall.This sea wall might be the symbol of hope or despair – depending on your point of view.
Since ancient times, “Yōkai”, a class of supernatural beings in Japanese folklore, have been used in Japanese festivals to display the manifestation of deities on earth. They symbolize the good and evil within our hearts.”
Fire prayers have been used in Japanese festivals since ancient times. The veneration of our ancestors puts our minds at ease with the knowledge that they are watching over us and guiding us.
Fire is the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
・Archival pigment print using traditional handmade washi paper
・Signed on recto
In March 2011, Japan experienced a big disaster, the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Through my visits to the disaster-stricken areas, I witnessed many people praying towards the sea.
And that inspired me to start this project devoted to prayer.
I had opportunity to visit the Angkor Wat ruins, After people left and got dark, the noise of the daytime is changed into a strong spiritual feeling in the area. I can feel a big vibration coming from the tree and ruins, It feels a little scary but on the other hand, I felt that I was being healed by this effect quietly. I asked the priest walking past me about the secret reason to this interesting aura.
・Big size print project
・Signed on recto
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