He had been pursuing a career as a commercial and magazine photographer in Japan for about 20 years. In 2011, a huge earthquake along with a massive tsunami disaster hit Northern Japan. He visited the affected areas and came across a lot of affected local area residents praying. From this inspiring scene, he decided to create these photography projects in order to send a peaceful message to the world. Prayer gives us peace and calm and hope for living to many people. He has been continuing his effort to make a positive impact in our world through his photography ever since.
He has been trying to build a meaningful bridge with different countries and carries on today around the world.
In 2013, he became a featured fine art photographer at Lumiere Brothers Gallery in Moscow. In 2014, he was invited "International Photo Festival 'PHOTOVISA' in Krasnodar, Russia. In 2017. he was invited to participate in "International Photo Festival‘ PHOTO FEST’" in Astana, Kazakhstan
Through my visits to the disaster-stricken areas following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, I witnessed many people praying towards the sea, which took a lot of lives. I think the world is going through a lot of divisiveness right now, and terrorist attacks occur in many places too. It's full of sad stories in the world. Every Project focuses on the portrayal of inside prayers, and the purpose of each project is sending a positive impact to the world. I am currently making 4 projects.
Praying brings our minds tranquility and peace. I want to make a beautiful bridge to connect countries with each other. I cannot rebuild the life of survivors or affected people. But I can cast a small stone into the waters and create many ripples. My stone is this project. I am trying to express the hidden energy of prayer in my photographs.
This led to my encounter with photography.
Born in Tokyo Japan
Graduated from the Department of Economics at Nihon university. Afterwards, worked as an assistant at a commercial studio.
Became a commercial, freelance photographer
I began taking pictures for my "Big tree in the world" series. I traveled all over the world to photograph the biggest trees on the earth. The main places I covered were Madagascar, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Taiwan, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, UK and Tasmania.
After the big tsunami disaster, I had started my new project.
Signed a consignment agreement with the Lumiere Brothers Gallery in Moscow.
Was invited to participate International Festival of Photography "PHOTOVISA" in Krasnodar Russia.
Was invited to participate "International Photo Festival "PHOTO FEST" in Astana Kazakhstan"
"The earth inheritance, the last big trees in the world". The series was published by Kodansha in Japan.
"The earth inheritance, the big BAOBAB trees". It was published by Kodansha in Japan.
"The Venerable Trees in Japan". It published it from Kodansha in Japan.
“BORDER”. It published it by Ouka Published company in Japanease.
Ienohikarikaikan gallery in Tokyo
Fuji Photo salon in Tokyo
CANTELMO gallery in New York, USA
Gallery Cosmos in Tokyo
Lumiere Brothers center for Photography, Moscow, Russia
"Epsite" EPSON imaging Gallery in Tokyo
International Festival of Photography"PHOTOVISA"in Krasnodar Russia
New York Festival International Bronze Award
Minister of International Trade and Industry Award, featured in national exhibition calendar in Japan
The Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego (California, United States)
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