Born 1965 , 1991 Royal College of Art, MA in Photography, London.
Her major exhibitions include
Memories and Beyond, Kuandu Biennale, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipe,
Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art? The Creative Potential of a New Japan,Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2009 Rivers Become Oceans, SHUGO ARTS, Tokyo
2008 An End is A Beginning, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
La Biennale di Venezia, The 52nd International Art Exhibition: Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, VeniceThe 10th International Istanbul Biennial
Not only possible, but also necessary: Optimism in the age of global war, Istanbul

About works / performance

I would like to take the opportunity of the program at TWS to commence and explore further on the theme of " Fragments of the Memories " which coincide with my recent interest in aspects of Japanese modern-contemporary history after the Meiji period following the enlightenment. I would commence this project with personal critical insights, deemed relevant to me, particularly as a Japanese national in her own homeland. Moreover, this crucial time in Japan will effect and become great parts of my work.


Kimusa 10
2009, c- type print, 83 x 65cm
©Courtesy Shugo Arts


Lovers, Dunaújváros (formerly Stalin City), Hungary
2004, c- type print, 83 x 65cm
©Courtesy Shugo Arts

Trotsky's Glasses--Viewing a dictionary that was damaged in the first assassination attempt on his life,
2003, Gelatin silver print, 120 x 120cm
©Courtesy Shugo Arts


Beyond Memory and Uncertainty - American B-52 returning from a bombing raid on Iraq, Fairford, England
2003, triptych, individually framed: each image size (54x70cm)
©Courtesy Shugo Arts


Former house of General Wang Shu-ming, the Chief of Staff under Chiang Kai-Shek I, Cidong Street, Taipei
2010、c- type print, 83 x 65cm
©Courtesy Shugo Arts


Wedding - View of the wedding party on the river that divides North Korea and China, Dandong, China
2007, c- type print, 76 x 96cm
Courtesy Shugo Arts