" MONO - モノ " is an object. " COTO - コト" is a happening or phenomenon.
I create those things which is no shape in the beginning, together with client.
Design is kind of cooperative works.
Therefore the relationship between people and me is very important for my creation.
I always consider to draw an individual image from their thinking.
We share the idea each other via discussion and find the way we both are gratified with the results.
I create design or works in collaboration with them.
All things considered, we'll draw best conclusion.
Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
Hokkaido University of Education
Current ／ Freelancer
Birth ／ 1979
Place Live ／ Freiburg Area, Germany
As a Japanese living in a foreign land I am constantly involved in the translation of meanings between cultures.
In my three-dimensional work as well as in my method I focus on the themes of "food, clothing and shelter" ; these are the basic elements I work with and change in order to convey form and meaning. I work with two different basic definitions: one draws on design, the other one on fine art.
OWN UNIQUE IDENTITY
I was born in Japan, raised in the Japanese culture, and studied contemporary art at a university in Japan. Today, I live abroad and, thus have developed different aesthetics and values to those I knew while in Japan. There is still a degree of incompatibility between the European way of expressing oneself (which values logical thinking and a clear demonstration of feeling) and the customs that I have. There was a period during which I was troubled by this tangle of two cultures, especially as I moved through my art and design studies at a German university.
However, this conflicted relationship ultimately stimulated the development of my own unique identity. Without losing myself, or my sensibilities, I’ve developed a new means of communication that fuses various styles of thought.