Music is my way to connect to the world — people, nature, and beyond boundaries. As an artist, koto and voice are natural media to be innovative. Koto has infinite potential with its unique, marginal, rich and universal quality.
I believe that simplicity is the ultimate beauty. When I perform both traditional and contemporary pieces, I aspire to produce different dimension sounds with my organic instruments by focusing on each note and what lies between the notes including silence.
Different art forms are increasingly interconnected these days and I believe I have a mission to pass on Japanese traditional aesthetics through my various activities. I hope my distinctive sound creations will contribute to the diversity and chemistry of music and further reach many people around the world.