Project info

After disaster, I was thinking about identity as Japanese.
Japan is an island country surrounded by the sea on all sides.
There are unique culture and life in Japan.

I wanted to express "the passage of time", "the change of facial expression" into one photo.
People says, Japanese has a double faces.
For instance, they are smiling, but sometimes they angry in their mind..
And I am creating a picture like "Ukiyo-e" ," Nihon-ga(Japanese style painting)" or oil painting with my camera work.
My camera is like a brush to drawing picture.
I made a newly-coined word "KABSTRUCT".
This means "KABUKI", "ABSTRUCT" and "STRUCT".
Kabuki is a Japanese traditional theatre form.
I would like to express passion, beauty, sadness and joy of Japanese heart.

* Kabuki is a Japanese traditional theatre form, which originated in the Edo period at the beginning of the seventeenth
century and was particularly popular among townspeople. Originally, both men and women acted in Kabuki plays, but
eventually only male actors performed the plays: a tradition that has remained to the present day. Male actors specialized in
women’s roles are called onnagata. Two other major role types are aragoto (rough style) and wagoto (soft style).
Kabuki plays are about historical events and moral conflict in relationships of the heart. The actors speak in a monotone.