"I always feel the waves of the Pacific Ocean behind me and flowers in front of my gaze.
I was born on a small island on the south side of Tokyo called Hachijojima. Every year typhoons attack the island. The sound of the waves were my sleeping drums.
The island was also covered with beautiful flowers. Flowers everywhere. Everything in front of me are flowers. Whenever I encounter someone, whether the person is a friend or foe, I see flowers. I see if I should give him or her water, I see if I should cultivate the person, help the person grow or should I cut ties with the flower. The person could be my enemy or my loved one, whomever they are, I see them as a beautiful flower first.
This is the reason behind why I love to paint waves and flowers."