Argentine Geisha
Project info

Kaori is a 37 years old woman who gave up all her life in Japan, escaped to Buenos Aires because her love of Tango. Gambling all her saving and life, tries to find her happiness in this opposite side of her hometown.

Tango is the only access that she found to be happy, to feel beloved, which she didn't feel as a Japanese way of living. With nearly no money, no proper job, she is trying to be a Tango singer in Argentina.

There is something about Kaori that attracted me in a peculiar way. It was something more than just how a Japanese woman came all the way to Argentina for tango. It was more about the desire to be happy, to be loved by someone, to live. Both Japanese and Latin culture are shaping her identity, it appears this sense of incongruity in the every photo .

It think this is a series about a regular woman, trying to overcome the barrier of language, culture, getting through all the struggle, misunderstanding, seeks for happiness in a different way of living, the beauty of living.