My photographic images are often taken with the perspective of an expatriate Japanese. Last 20 years, I spent most of my time outside of my country, Japan. After I moved out of Japan, I started photography. Although I started working as a photo-artist after leaving home, my photographic creations are deeply rooted into my past and childhood in Tohoku, northeast Japan. Being away from home became one of my most important drives for photography. Through photographing, I seek connections to my origin.