The start of year 2021


My first photo session of the year was spent with this talented Japanese taiko drum performer, Carrie Carter. Today’s photography focused on her recent collaborative work called Listening Into Silence, an expressive art piece using taiko as an alternative non-verbal tool to challenge the social expectation of drums that they are only relevant when they make a sound. She strongly advocates the Selective Mutism community. You can learn more about Ms. Carter at

Enjoy some of the photos from Ms. Carrie’s other taiko performances.

This photo session took place at Yamaguchi Hall in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. This newly built performance hall was made of a lot of wood and had a warm feeling to it. So unique! The hall was well equipped for many types of performance and is available for anyone to rent.


I am a photographer currently based in Kobe, Japan. This blog is about my professional work, personal travels, and random adventures. My scope of photography is unlimited. I am always open to new styles or ways of seeing things.