In the spring of 2020, as a member of Arts Transcreation Ireland-Japan, I contributed to Galway2020 a short video via Youtube of my past works inspired from the poems by the Irish language poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. My first encounter with Nuala\'s \'Dubh/Black\' in Mitsuko Ohno\'s Japanese translation in 2000 left a strong impression on my mind, as the poem resonated deep in my heart with my long pursuit for expression of human tragedy and yearning for peace. Since then, Nualas poetry became the lasting source of my artistic inspiration, as shown by my installations/works such as Unasaka/Immram, Silent Voice and Black Milk series, which have been shown in solo or group exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Kochi, etc. At the end of this Covid-19 pandemic year, I feel fortunate enough to have an exhibition of my work in a gallery in Yokohama, and wish to share with you the information and a few of the images, which still retain my original inspiration from Nuala\'s poetry.
Last update : 12 Nov. 2020