Artist Statement

The subconscious reflects to thoughts.

The origin of the consciousness... It is contained in the area of subconsciousness.

A karma, which is an accumulation of one's own action, is the memory of the far long.

The chaos, that I am at the mercy of karma and of subconscious.

A mind changes innumerably in a moment.

I invest all my life to one moment of consciousness and burn it into my soul.

The resolution is one and only.

Don't surrender to the world of suffering.

Let one's spirit release.
Let one's spirit release.

For the subjects of my works, I select Japanese women in Kimono.
That is because I love Japan, and because I want to preserve traditional culture and fascinating figure of Japanese women in kimono.
Throughout 5-10 years of shooting many women, I have found that I was looking for a specific quality.
The subject that I am mean to shoot is not Japanese women, but invisible feelings that cannot be captured in our daily life.
I visualize those feelings that are put away in women's hearts, and shoot them as proof of each one of women's important lives.
I print these "feelings"with platinum print to Ganpi paper in order to preserve them eternally.
There, the "feelings" become pieces of art.

Devotion of the title of this book “RINRINTO” is in honor of the dignity of women and their courage.