I was born in 1982 in Tama City, Tokyo, Japan, and currently live in Setagaya Ward. Both places are quiet and have a lot of greenery, such as parks.
I am a graphic designer by profession. Occasionally I teach at a design school.
I studied visual design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan.
I have been a fan of Japanese manga since I was a child and read them often. The manga was the starting point of my interest in visual storytelling.
I became interested in photography when I was in my thirties. Visual storytelling was taught to me by Yumi Goto of Reminders Photography Stronghold.
I was greatly influenced by the series “Family” by Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase.
A significant obstacle in my life was the death of my father, who slipped and fell while climbing a mountain alone. This event was a traumatic event for me.
My work focuses on recovery from the loss of death and incidents caused by rumors.
I do not only take pictures but also reflect my emotions, such as sadness and anger.
By looking at my work, viewers can ask themselves, “What would I do if the same incident happened to me?”
I published my work on the theme of my father’s death as an artist book, THE LAST SUMMIT. Through the production of this work, I was born an artist.
This work was selected as one of Lens Culture’s Favorite photobooks of 2021 and was also featured in Fisheye Magazine issue 52.
2021, Artist book.
2021.07.10-07.25, Reminders Photography Stronghold.
OCHABI Institute（著） 出版社: 翔泳社（2021/2/3） 発売日: 2021/2/3 言語: 日本語 単行本（ソフトカバー）: 232ページ ISBN-10: 4798166421 ISBN-13: 978-4798166421
写真展「THE LAST SUMMIT」の展示写真掲載。