About my solo exhibition in New york ニューヨークでの個展について
My new photo exhibition is announcement in Ouchi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Please come to watch it. This exhibition will present the collaboration of the Yanagidani Kannon Temple that is established in 1200 years ago, the Sekishu Banshi Japanese paper that has been succeeded for 1, 300 years, and the Digital Ukiyo-e® that is my registard trade mark. The "Digital Ukiyo-e®" became the registered trademark of the Japanese Patent Office on April 10, 2015. The "Digital Ukiyo-e" is a combined name of "Ukiyo-e"=famous Japanese art and "Digital"=making use of computers and computerized technologies. I think that the process of making art using digital technologies is very similar to the process of producing multiple copies by using woodblock print in the past. In this sense, "Digital Ukiyo-e" includes a meaning of "The Modern Version of the Ukiyo-e". Currently, most of the cameras are made in Japan, but I think only very few people make a photographic work based on a Japanese-style sense of beauty. I refer to an imminent Ukiyo-e from boyhood. The characteristics 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. Nowadays, I use Sekishu Banshi, handmade Japanese papers, which is registered as one of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage to print my photographs. I think that it is necessary for me to create photographic works based on the Japanese-style sense of beauty, when I display them around 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.