My upbringing in both Japan and a sheltered small American southern town profoundly shaped my artistic journey. The nurturing community instilled in me a strong sense of belonging and a deep appreciation for simplicity.

With minimal external influences, my imagination was ignited, becoming a powerful tool for self-expression. This ultimately gave rise to a distinct artistic vision that seamlessly integrates my small-town roots, Japanese culture, and a broader global perspective.

Through introspection, I developed a heightened sensitivity to the beauty found in ordinary moments, serving as inspiration for my photography.