Music is my way to connect to the world — people, nature, beyond boundaries. For me as an artist, koto and voice are natural media to be original and innovative. It has infinite potential with its unique, marginal, rich and universal fascination.
I believe that simplicity is the ultimate beauty. When I perform both traditional and contemporary pieces, I aspire to produce ‘various dimensional sound’ 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 not only to pass on Japanese traditional aesthetics but also to create innovative works 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.