another way: Stone, Love Letter, Telepathy, and Control

Title: “another way: Stone, Love Letter, Telepathy, and Control” Medium: video (single channel: 10min 51sec (looped))Year: 2014 A documentary like video account on a mysterious man making stone in his small shack in the mountain. While the man seems to make his living by collecting aluminum cans, other parts of...

Unseen Painting

Title:Unseen PaintingMedium: Acrylic on canvas, speaker, recorded interviewDimentions: 45cm x 23cm, 32cm x 27cmYear: 2014  This is a project to paint based on the story of others, such as her/his favorite scenery, old memories, drawing of her/his childhood, lost objects etc. The artist paints by imagining what s/he saw with...

another way: (Un)singing Kimigayo (Japanese National Anthem)

Title: “another way: (Un)singing Kimigayo (Japanese National Anthem)” Material: video (single channel: 2min 03sec)Year 2013 Most schools in Japan teach “Kimigayo (Japanese National Anthem)” to students except the ones in Hiroshima and Okinawa. Teaching/not teaching “Kimigayo” at school reflects their understanding of the history. In this work, the artist asks...

another way: Limited Words and Capture of the Toilet

Title:”another way: Limited Words and Capture of the Toilet”Material: video (single channel: 4min 54sec)Year: 2012 “Limited Words and Capture of the Toilet” in 2011 was significant for the artist by attempting to output his mixed thoughts on language, communication, and political and economic layers within them. In his account “Autrement...

Limited Words and Capture of the Toilet: Busan ver.

Title: “Limited Words and Capture of the Toilet: Busan ver.”Medium: video (single channel: 20min 05sec)Year: 2011 This is a documentary account that follows the process through which the artist succeeds to clean toilet in a foreign city. The artist is allowed to use only limited number of words (he does...

Io-island Portable Shrine Project

Title: “Io-island Portable Shrine Project” Medium: Portable Shrine, Cleaning tools, video etc.Year: 2010 The site of the project, Io-Jima is an island with multi-sided history, such as history of underground Christianity, coalmine, and today a popular site for tourism. Due to its history, there are various religious sites in the...

Limited Words and Capture of the Toilet: Okinawa ver.

Title: “Limited Words and Capture of the Toilet: Okinawa ver.”Material: video (single channel: 5min 54sec)Year: 2013 The video documents the artist asking people how to say “May I clean the toilet?” in traditional Okinawan language. The video shows Okinawa youth asking the elderly how to say because they never know...

Asking People “What is art?”: Chigusa Hotel

Title: “Asking People “What is art?”: Chigusa Hotel”Medium: video (single channel, 3 min)Year: 2014 Chigusa Hotel has a huge collection of contemporary art. The work asks the workers of this hotel the question, “What is art?” While they work at the hotel with artworks, none of them are professional in...

Asking People “What Is Art?”

Title: “Asking People “What Is Art?””Medium: video(single channel: 49min 32sec)Year: 2011 An interview of Mr. and Mrs. Okubo who contributed for founding the Museum of Higashi-Hiroshima. Although the couple is not an artist, a curator, or a collector, they have put much effort in supporting local art. The work documents...

Asking People “What is art?”: Statue of Artist

Title: “Asking People “What is art?”: Statue of Artist”Medium: Plaster, Clay powder, Acrylic paint, videoDimentions: 30cm x 10cm x 10cmYear: 2014 When I asked someone “What is your image of an artist,” the person responded, “Wired.” What then would be an image of a wired person? This conversation led me...

another way: Stone Maker

Title: “another way:Stone Maker”Material:video  (single channel, 3min38sec)Year: 2013 Short video of a stone maker who talks about his love towards stone and his art. In Workshop, participants will learn how to make her/his own stone.

FORM: Family Record

Title: FORM: Family RecordMedium: Oil paintingSize: Approx. 170cm x 90cm Panel9Year:2004 The work includes painting and text. Eight paintings of human figure illustrate actual size of the body of my family: grandparents, parents, and brothers. Although there are several means to “record,” such as photography, and video, this way seemed...