Sound of Ikebana
“Sound of Ikebana” is a collection of video artworks which are created by shooting using a
high-speed camera Ikebana-like shaping, generated by giving sound vibration to liquid such as
This new type of ikebana (flower arranging) is created by capturing beauty of a physical
phenomenon with a high-speed camera of 2000 frames/second. The beauty is created by the
collaboration between the physical phenomenon and my sensitivity and gives people an
unforgettable strong impression. By utilizing various types of liquid I tried to express various
kinds of color variations such as prayerful color in Buddhism, Japanese “Wabi-sabi” color, cute
color of Cool Japan. By this, the artworks are intended to express Japanese seasons such as
palm and cherry in spring, cool water and morning glory in summer, red leaves in autumn, snow
and camellia in winter, Christmas season and New Year season.
By watching these series of video artworks audience would have a feeling of wonder generated
by organic and mysterious figures of the liquid and also its unforeseeable movements. At the
same time audience would feel the connection of long history and traditional cultures in Asia,
which is really meant to express by the artist.