New Memories, 2007 –
I was born in Aomori in northern Japan. My family moved when I was 10 and I have been living in the United States for the past 10 years. To this day however, I continue to frequently recall scenes from my hometown and in 2007, I started to return there yearly. Aomori has become the backdrop for many of my creative projects either imaginarily or physically. This part of Japan has a clear and soft light that gives images a luminous quality. Aomori is regarded as one of the poorest outlying regions in the country, but its nature is incredibly rich and well-respected.