I'm an architect and an artist, a producer. I have been drawing three-dimensional “Story pictures" using buildings and towns as canvases. My works are completed when people's activities enter them. “Story pictures" have been drawn since ancient times, such as the Tale of Genji, and such world view has been expressed in performing arts. I am researching ways to expand this philosophy and technique to urban spaces. Ever since I was a child, I had been immersed in the imaginary life that I lead in the house while seeing the house blueprints in the newspaper inserts, and sometimes I went on a journey of imagination while looking at the contour lines on the map. Finally, I have acquired the art of being an architect, who can express real world in the view that unfolds in my brain as I go back and forth between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional. However, I have had question to the way architecture is treated as just a consumer product while I have continued to express my world in architecture. Memories of towns and families can be easily rewritten by architectural commerce. At that time, as I went back to my hometown, I noticed the existence of traditional festivals, traditional architecture, and philosophical ideas that continued to make my hometown been original, but the value seemed to be invisible for a lot of residents. In my recent works, I have been trying to read the historical culture that lies dormant in the town, using the sensibility naturally built into my body by the culture of my hometown, to set up "Story pictures" that are reinterpreted into a modern version, and to depict a four-dimensional world in which the main character, a local resident, evolves their community in the future.
Last update : 25 Sep. 2021