The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States was held on January 20th, 2017. Since then, the rise of patriotism and the idea of white nationalism has been growing dramatically. The statistics show President Trump gained votes from blue-collar white voters live outside of metropolitan cities where the still classic idea of American conservatism is deeply rooted.
Also, after the photographer spending 5 years in the United States moved from Japan, he saw the varieties of patriotism. Patriotism isn't only determined by the political ideology but also the feelings of love, dedication, and attachment to the homeland. It's the combination of many different sentiments including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects.
The photo series "American Pride" is an exploration of what it means to have patriotism in this age, and the story to examine the relationships between the passion and motivation of Trump supporters, and classic American culture rooted in the rural area where the president Trump gained many votes.