Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Works and resides in Tokyo, Japan
For me photography is neither a way to record, nor a method of explanation of either things or phenomena.
Photography is a form of experimentation to create a new world through the lens while consciously working with the ambiguity of visual sensation, as well as colours, composition, and fluctuations of perspective.
Things that exist in daily life or that can be found anywhere, these are so humble and casual. Therefore they tend to be considered as meaningless.
My desire is to make precious and special images out of these subjects. Extracting their beauty through the functions of my camera. Then transferring it to a two-dimensional print. Also random factors count a lot.
Sometimes this unpredictable result brings my photographs to a dimension that is far beyond what I had imagined.
1995 The Research Department of Tokyo College of Photography
2016 'Monkey Puzzle', IBASHO, Antwerp, Belgium
2015 'Sensation', Gallery Mestalla, Tokyo, Japan
2011 'semiconscious note', Gallery Mestalla, Tokyo, Japan
• 'fine line between', Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan
• 'about blanc', Shinjuku Konica Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
2015 'Regards de femmes', Maison Folie, Mons, Belgium
2015 'No Art, No Life', Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan
2015 'Secret Garden', Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan
2013 'Night & Day', Gallery Art Unlimited, Tokyo, Japan
2013 'Reflection', Place M & M2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 The Photo Review / Best of Show: Juried by Peter Barberie (Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Gallery 1401, the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2010 Present Tense: 15th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition, Photo center NW, Seattle, WA, USA
2009 The Photo Review/ Best of Show: Juried by Lesley Martin, Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2008 26th Annual HCP Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston, TX, USA
2006 'casual meeting' curated by Toshio Shibata, Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Online exhibition of Semifinalists from 86th Annual International Competition: Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia PA
2018 First ALPA purchase award for Best Artist at Photo Basel.
2016 Higashikawa New Photographer Award
2013 Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award (86th Annual International Competition: Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Museum of Art / Philadelphia, PA USA
Incoming Light / #2 issue from le Pont Rouge / iki publishing, France / 2015
Monkey Puzzle / Nazraeli Press, USA / 2015