Shibuya Center Gai, Shibuya, Tokyo, Aug 2013 | Something Here

Something Here

People are living life desperately. Sometimes lonely, sometimes helping each other, sometimes crying, sometimes laughing. I capture people going about daily life because there are moments that they themselves do not realize are more beautiful and full of human touch than the carefully choreographed movies of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini or Shakespeare's plays.
I attempt to visualize Mark Twain's words "Truth is stranger than fiction.", and prove that it is true as a visual language in photograph that: fantasy moments where children show, and hope and possibilities for the future; adults are running on the society time semi-forcibly, but still, they shows individual strength sometimes painful, and sometimes fun; and the moments can see their footprint they lived in.
I want to share these beautiful moments with other people and, at the same time, I want them to understand that those extraordinary moments exist in our daily lives and that they can happen anywhere and at any time.
"I'm here, just here. You're here, just here. There is something here, something beautiful, something special. It may last but a moment, but we are always connected to each other. I want you to feel that, you are not alone, there is always someone in the world keeping an eye on your struggle. I want you to believe it, just as I believe you."

*narrowed down projects:
Sorry, You'll Never Walk Alone
The World the Children Made

Something Here


Sorry, You'll Never Walk Alone
The World the Children Made

Nishi Shimbashi, Tokyo, Aug 2010
Police Box, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Jan 2011
"Man and Pegasus" - Carl Milles, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Apr 2011
Zojoji Temple, Shibakoen, Tokyo, May 2011
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, Korea, June 2011
Tokyo, Aug 2011
Hamamatsucho Station, Tokyo, Sep 2011
Yokosuka, Nov 2011
Kamakura, Dec 2011
Christmas Eve, Enoshima Aquarium, Fujisawa, Dec 2011
Shibakoen, Tokyo, Jan 2012
Tsujido, Fujisawa, Jan 2012
Palm Reader, Asakusa, Tokyo, Feb 2012
Yokohama, Mar 2012
Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Apr 2012
Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura, May 2012
Hakone, July 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Aug 2012
Kamakura, Sep 2012
Shimbashi, Tokyo, Mar 2013
Shibakoen, Tokyo, June 2013
Shibuya, Tokyo, Aug 2013
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Aug 2013
Minatomirai, Yokohama, Nov 2013
"God's Judgment Day is Near" - Zephaniah 1:14, Ginza, Tokyo, Dec 2013
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Feb 2014
Yokohama, Feb 2014
KFC, Kamakura, Feb 2014
Ginza, Tokyo, Apr 2014
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Camp, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Apr 2014
Kamakura, Apr 2014
Shibamata, Tokyo, Aug 2014
Yokohama, Aug 2014
Shimbashi, Tokyo, Sep 2014
Shibakoen, Tokyo, Sep 2014
Minatomirai, Yokohama, Nov 2014
Asakusa, Tokyo, June 2015
Ikaho Matsuri Festival, Ikaho, Gunma, Sep 2015
Ofuna Station, Kamakura, Nov 2015
Kinshicho Station, Tokyo, Dec 2015
A traffic violator and police, and rabbit, Asakusa, Tokyo, Dec 2015
Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Yokohama, Mar 2016
Zojoji Temple, Shibakoen, Tokyo, Mar 2016
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Apr 2016
Daimon, Tokyo, Apr 2016
Ninja, Asakusa, Tokyo, Apr 2016
Tanabata the star festival, Zojoji Temple, Tokyo, July 7, 2016
Firework, Kamakura, June 2016
Kamakura, Oct 2016
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kamakura, Jan 2017
Shibakoen, Tokyo, Apr 2017
Ginza, Tokyo, June 2018
Hakone, July 2018
Hakone, Aug 2018
Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, Nov 2018
Ginza, Tokyo, Feb 2019
Seaside Park, Kamakura, Feb 2019
Ginza, Tokyo, Nov 2019
Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo, Jan 2020
Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo, Jan 2020
Shibuya, Tokyo, Jan 2020
Tokyo Tower, Shibakoen, Tokyo, Mar 2020
Under a declared state of emergency over coronavirus, Kamakura, May 2020
Shibakoen, Tokyo, Nov 2020
Kanda, Tokyo, June 2021