Time: March 2, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Ouchi Gallery
Street: 170 Tillary Street, Suite 507
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY11201
Website or Map: http://ouchigallery.com
Phone: 347 987 4606
Event Type: closing, reception
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2013
Akiko Komoto BIO ,statement
I was born in 1980 in Okayama, Japan.
2002 "Flower" solo exhibition at Yonee Hotel in Shimane, Japan
2002 Started living in Tokyo, Japan
2006 "Flower" solo exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo
2007 Group photography exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo
2009 Group photography exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo
I think Tokyo is a beautiful city, especially around the Imperial Palace, "Kokyo."
People running around, taking pictures, walking through Tokyo, it's a kind city. It’s sophisticated, and it's gentle too. But at the same time, we expect an earthquake to hit Tokyo. All kinds of buildings will fall down. Hinako Sugiura, a writer who loves old Tokyo has said, “Tokyo, prepare to return to the wild." Still, I choose to live in Tokyo. I don’t mind living there. Because everything alive now must die someday, and it's not something that bothers me. I walk around Tokyo everyday.
The flowers may wilt, but they bloom as well. So I love to arrange flowers. For me, Japanese flower arrangement, “Ikebana,” allows flowers to come alive. We feel for flowers as we feel for all that lives, all that one day will be dead.