The only reason is: my 6-year-old son loves Mickey Mouse. Last year, I had an exhibition of tribal masks from around the world with similar concept, Destruction and Recreation
. The absolute difference with the usual photoshoots that I work at is that the visitors who love my work were able to have this sense of ownership.
I do exhibitions because especially here in Japan, there is a negative impression when it comes to reaching out to something you are not professionally inclined to – I think that certain approaches are inadequate and wrong. So I don’t think I will limit myself to only having exhibitions of hair styling and head-pieces.
Most job offers I receive are for hair styling – it can be unexciting sometimes. I wish to have more non-genre-specific job offers here in Japan. Even through my latest exhibition, I got a lot of acknowledgements from non-Japanese people. I would appreciate it if you can check my work from my latest exhibition here