Tokyo's bird, Buenos Aires's ant Series Inkjet Print 60×33cm
It’ s hard to connect Tokyo and Buenos Aires, because they’ re such two different cultures. After 10 years of living in Japan and 1 year in Argentina, the beauty of Argentina is liberating my restrain from Japan. If you think Tokyo is a city of black and white and deeply isolationist, Buenos Aires is more likely to be dark blue and dark red, with a messy, realistic sense of life. So I decided to mix the photo of Tokyo and Buenos Aires together, they’ re so different, but somehow, I feel that they’ re telling the same story. It’ s a series not just about Japan and Argentina, is about how the two culture struggled, fought and came to a harmony inside me. I used to be an otherworldly bird, flying in the skies of Tokyo, now I’ m an ant scurrying around in Argentina.