"That’s it! Let's go to Kyoto"
I was invited by the Japan Railway Tokai Campaign and I have been taking pictures maiko in Gion area for about 15 years since I visited Kyoto every season.
The beginning was because I was rather attracted by the process leading to it and the casual works and behaviors of Maiko’s daily life, than the perfect appearance in the stage and Ozashiki.
To feel the beauty in shape, sound, scent, emotion is a great pleasure in life (E · A · Poe "The Poetic Principle"). Beautiful maiko wearing and realizing those aesthetic elements through hard training and practice is a longing admirer who is fascinated by both men and women, and it is said to be a part of Japanese entertainment culture and to succeed it Is not it?
Since 1995, applied for various photo contest, and since around 2000 he has taken photographs of Maiko and traveled in other countries, Europe and the United States.
2005 Photo exhibition / Photo album "Festival's topos Venezia / Nice".
2012 photo exhibition “Tunis ~ Ao No Genwaku (blue daze)”.
2015 Photo Exhibition “Maiko Tsurezure”.
2014 to 16 Gei-Maiko works are exhibited at Paris · Japan Expo.
Photographic Society of Japan (PSJ), Tokyo Photography Study Group, NIKA-kai Chiba Section.
NIKA-kai Photograph Department NIKA Award Grand Prix (2007), same Shashinkosha Award (2009), other selected 2 times, Japan Photographers Association (JPS) Exhibition 4 times selection, "Photography Day" Photo Exhibition (2015, 2017), Shashinkosha Prize, 101st Experiment Exhibition FUJIFILM Imaging Systems
Award (2016) and others.