The night in Tokyo, the hours of mice
Rats live in the downtown area in central Tokyo. Few people know how they usually live.
Midnight is the time when rats can move freely without being seen. Rats are often called
"vermin" and disliked, but if you remove your preconceptions and observe them, you will
see that they are no different from any other small animals. I hope that the viewers of this
work will sense how stereotypes change the way we look at things.
Born in 1970.
I mainly take pictures of animals living in Tokyo.
For the past 10 years, I have been photographing rats living in downtown Tokyo.
The 46th Ina Nobuo Prize "Machi no ne ni sumu"
In an instant, this photograph took me from a familiar night in Tokyo to a different world. It is comforting to see an image that depicts a world through 'seeing' more than 'thinking'.