Growing up in Japan, distinguished sensibilities, deeply rooted in its culture, may almost be a prerequisite for its people. In every aspect of my young life, I was surrounded by both and old and new aesthetic, many of which could simply be considered "customs" or "rituals." In the past 20 years, I have heavily been engaged with Japanese antiques, particularly textiles, folk arts, and crafts. Each artifact I have encountered and collected possesses unique beauty, based on the choice of materials and execution to become functional.
In those everyday objects, I often find the most sincere and genuine beauty and I am choosing a similar path to create something intangible in my own life. Every element of our lives is superimposed and layered with other matters and elements. Endless variations of pigments, complex textures, and organic forms and shapes are all my intended forms of expression.