Born in 1970. Japan Cultural Envoy, Visiting Scholar at NYU, Visiting professor for Kyoto University of Art and Design and Yokohama College of Art and Design. After active involvement in theater performance and modern art, he opened 6%DOKIDOKI, a shop with the concept of “Sensational Kawaii” in Harajuku in 1995. Through the world tour titled Harajuku Kawaii Experience, which started in 2009, he has been working to spread Harajuku culture on a global scale. He gained worldwide attention for his PV production for PONPONPON, a debut single by Japanese pop icon “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.” He has been active as an artist and art director, contextualizing Harajuku Kawaii Culture, for example, by producing a concept restaurant KAWAII MONSTER CAFÉ. His first solo exhibition “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare -” was held in New York in 2014. He is working now to launch a participatory art project Time After Time Capsule in 10 cities around the world in 2020.
This is the terminal of Ishinomaki, the second largest city in Miyagi Prefecture after Sendai, where trains, cars and people come and go. It is also the base for touring the Reborn-Art Festival. Although it is 2km away from the sea, you can smell the salty scent depending on the weather and the direction of wind.