- Rough weather - 91x61cm 2008 (Biei)
Lately when I was interviewed I described myself as an impressionist from 100 years ago. Some people might be surprised. The way I work is like how they worked. I take my canvas outside and I work on a painting facing nature, under the sun.
Monet and Van Gogh were interested in Japanese woodblock prints and their works were influenced by them. This is well known.
Through the work of impressionist artists, indirectly Japanese people rediscovered the Japanese point of view of nature. This may be a part of the reason why Japanese people like impressionist art. What I look for with my compositions is that I want to create paintings that invoke nature and express the Japanese artistic heritage.