Aesthetics of Everyday

Since ancient times, Japan has had a unique aesthetic sensibility referred to as “wabi-sabi(ä・寂)”. Generally, this aesthetic prefers the mundane over the showy, quietude over eloquence, and stillness over movement. Japanese people came to see items in their natural state as pure, while those modified by human hands as impure. Seeking the natural essence of things, this aesthetic style was developed. I believe it exists in modern life, and I aim to express and understand it through photography. These are not intended to be special moments, nor do they have visual impact. What does clearly exist here is strong emotions of humans and lands as subject. This series is a documentary that capture the moments in everyday life.