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Milky Way



Milky Way" focuses on the relationship between nighttime cherry blossoms and the universe.
The work is created by combining the photomontage technique of combining dozens of photographs with the paint-and-scrape technique of oil painting.

Cherry blossoms symbolize beauty, short-livedness, transition, and transience, and represent life and the workings of nature.
At the same time, the universe is vast and mysterious beyond our knowledge, representing our life and our connection to the earth.
Through these contrasts, the work expresses the various emotions we feel in our daily lives.


In the work as a whole, the stars shining in the night sky symbolize outer space, and the cherry blossoms represent the momentary beauty that is created from the ground in relation to that space.
At the moment when the cherry blossoms fall, though, I sometimes feel sadness and sorrow as well as beauty,
These feelings are born from the joy and beauty that can be felt in a short period of time, just as in life.


Milky Way

Kiiro Works 2019



2019 Annual Photography Awards Competition

Honorable Mention / Fine Art / Single





It's almost dawn.

I was climbing the mountain path, running out of breath.

The scenery changes from black darkness to deep blue.

I was surrounded in the chirping of small birds.

The sun rises and the appearance of the cherry blossoms change.

The morning view of the blossoms blends with my distant childhood dreams and it looked like the Milky Way.

With the photos I’ve taken, I analyze and superimpose image upon image, I add and subtract layers in my picturesque style. I try to overlay countless photographic fragments, trace time, and seek to somehow approach the beauty hidden within the cosmos or sakura flower.Like Noh, where 100 different stories by 100 different people are born in the imagination of the viewer, my works are difficult to convey with words.



Click on the image to see the edition and other details of the work.
If you would like to purchase an original print, or have any questions about the work, please contact us at the email address below.

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