"The photos in this collection are impluse snaps taken during my frequent photography trips to China between the late 1980s and 2011, and feature people encountered on my travels and landscapes that caught my eye. Looking at these photos for some reason brings back vividly the person I was then. It never ceases to amaze me that despite now finding it scarily difficult to remember everyday things, looking at photos I can recall in perfect detail events even from 20, 30 years ago, and what was going on around the time. I'm reminded once again of the wonder of photographs, and their seeming ability to capture even memories from the period in which they were taken."
- Excerpt from artist statement published in Journeys (2015)
Text available in both Japanese and English.