What is the "Digital Ukiyo-e"? I had done an application for trademark registration of "Digital Ukiyo-e" to Japan Patent Office at October 24th 2014. The "Digital Ukiyo-e" is a compound name the "Ukiyo-e"=famous Japanese art and "Digital"=making process, and that make the semantics by naming for the digital works. I think that a digital making process is a process to produce the several copies same as a woodblock print in the past, and it include a meaning of "The Modern version of the Ukiyo-e". Currently, most of the cameras is made in Japan, but I think only very few people make a photographic work based on a Japanese-style sense of beauty. I am refer to an imminent Ukiyo-e from boyhood. The characteristic of my works are simplification of the subject, exaggerated perspective, the color control with a feature, and that is to use as reference the characteristics of Ukiyo-e. I think that it is necessary to make a photographic work based on the Japanese-style sense of beauty, if I exhibit in the world.
I am interested in documenting and introducing the world to traditional Japanese culture. My main motif are the Japanese traditional festival and the environment. The characteristic of my works are simplification of the subject, exaggerated perspective, the color control with a feature, and that is to use as reference the characteristics of Ukiyo-e and I have named to "Digital Ukiyo-e(Registered trademark)". I began photographing at the age of 13 and belongs to The Photographic Society of Japan.