Born in Tokyo, Japan. Quebec based photographer.
I capture moments in reality to create an extended imaginary world, taking on the role of a storyteller thinking about our position as human beings being an integral part of nature. I am attracted to photography because it allows me to freeze the current moment which would otherwise flee.I take photographs when I encounter the aura of places. My approach is to combine photos with my poetry to expand the story beyond the visible images and stimulate imagination.

2019  Master of Fine Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 
2010  Diploma of Photography, Tokyo Visual Arts, Japan 
2007  Diploma of Advanced Darkroom course, Dawson College Montreal, Canada 
2001  Diploma of B&W Darkroom course, International Center of Photography, NY, U.S.A. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions: 
2023 Implexus Art Gallery, Morioka Japan," A piece of Stone" 
2022 Multi-purpose center, The City of Saint Lambert, Saint Lambert , " A Tree Ⅱ "
2022 Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointes-aux-Trembles " Song of Clematis " 
2022 Bibliotheque du Boise, Montreal " A piece of Stone"
2019  Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal " A piece of Stone"
2017  Galerie D’ESTE, Montreal, " A Tree "
2016  Photogallery MOMOZONO, Tokyo, "Green HoleⅡ " Sponsored by the Embassy of Canada 
2015  Masataka Contemporary, Tokyo, "Green Hole " 
2013  1839 contemporary Gallery ,Taipei-Taiwan "The Other SIdeⅡ” 
2011  Gallery Tosei, Tokyo "The Other SideⅡ” 
2011  Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo "The Other SIdeⅡ" 
2010  Tokyo Visual Arts gallery, Tokyo "The Other Side" 
2006  Kodak photo salon, " Coconuts Time" Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions: 
2024 Dazibao, Montreal, Canada
2020 Transcultural Exchange, Boston ( online)
2018  The Darling Foundry, Montreal
2017  Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec, Montreal
2016  MFA gallery, Montreal 
2015  YOUN Gallery, Montreal 
2013  Emerging Director's Art Fair: ULTRA006,Tokyo 
2012  Nofound PHOTO FAIR, Paris-France 
2011  Emerging Director's Art Fair: ULTRA004, Tokyo 
2009  Apple store, Tokyo 
2008  Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

2022 Artist book " A Tree " 
2011 “The Other Side” by Tosei-sha 

Artist Talks & Lectures: 
2022 Ville de Saint Lambert,QC
2021 Concordia University, Montreal,QC
2013 1839 Contemporary Gallery, Taiwan 
2011 Gallery Tosei, Tokyo 
2011 Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo 

Gallery Tosei 
Toyo Gakuen University 
Canadian Center for Architecture

-Photo exhibition“木-Tree” review by John K Grande, Ciel variable photo magazine, 2018 
-Photo exhibition review on Nakano Keizai Newspaper,June 2016
-Photobook review by Dirk Rösler, Japan Exposure book shop, July 2012 (Online photo books article) 
-Appearance in the program '' meets THE WORLD", 5 minutes talk Nippon Culture Broadcasting,
 (Japanese radio station), Feb.4& 28 2012
-Photobook review, Commercial Photo magazine, Jan.2012
-Appearance in the program'' ARIGATO', 9 minutes talk, Television Kanagawa, (Japanese TV program), Feb.2012 
-Photo exhibition review on Yomiurishinbun (Japanese Daily Newspaper), Nov.8, 2011
-Photobook article including 7 photographs by Yoshiaki Maeda
Nihon Camera (Photo magazine), November issue, 2011

2022 " Concept to Realization " Grant, Canada Council for the Arts 
2021 " Vivacité " Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
2021 " Creation" Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
2017 Quebec Mobility Award by Québec’s Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur 
2017 The Graduate Student Mobility Award by Concordia University
2017 Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award 
2016 Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship 
2016 FAR Concordia University, Publication grant 
2015 Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship

2018 Toono Natural Life Network in Japan
2018  Kyooto Universiy Wildlife research center in Japan
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