Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1978, he spent his formative years immersed in the counterculture of the 1990s, where his self-expression bloomed. As both an observer and a participant in snowboard culture, he has been shooting snowboarding and its active community around the world since 1998.
For the last 20 years, he has followed this community of people who place snowboarding at the center of their lives, in a kind of "New Tribal Life" - a snow-based tribe that appeared at the end of the 20th century.
Additionally, central themes in his principal works to date include; "Snow Meditation" focusing on the synchronicity of 'snow' and 'mind-heart'; "Memory of Water" focusing on Arctic glaciers with the theme of circulation of water and the memory of life. Throughout his creative journey, he strives to explore artistic expression and seek the harmony between nature, culture and the shining brightness of life on this planet.
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