Photo by Simone Settimo

Born in Nara Japan. Lived and worked in London for 8 years and returned to Japan in 2013.

Light and shadow, life and death, existence. The fundamental questions that lie at the bottom of all of us are the starting point of her work. Taking a macroscopic view of everyday objects, she moves between the micro and the macro, exploring answers that cannot be expressed in words through her experiences and senses. The photographs, like pieces of a poetic and symbolic puzzle, invite the viewers to expand their own stories and interpretations. Not only the photographs, but also the prose, the installation, and the sound make the whole space in her exhibition and act like a memory device.

“Photography, for me, is a tool to recall the memories that we’ve forgotten, and to draw the sceneries that have yet to be born, which I believe we all share deep inside us.”