Artist Statement 

Our memory remains inside of us without any sense of time, while the nature proceed with complete sense of time. I use my work to explore this void between something natural and something unnatural, something visible and something invisible, and something living and something dying in order to find emergence of our timeless memory and constantly changing nature.

Unsere Erinnerungen bleiben in uns ohne jegliches Zeitgefühl, während die Natur dem ständigen Wandel der Zeit unterworfen ist. In meinen Arbeiten beschäftige ich mich mit dem Zwischenraum des Natürlichen und Unnatürlichen, des Sichtbaren und Unsichtbaren, des Lebendigen und Sterbenden, um die Entstehung unserer zeitlosen Erinnerung und der sich ständig wandelnden Natur zu ergründen.

Born in Kagoshima, Japan / 1980

Live and work (2006-) in Düsseldorf, Germany & Vienna, Austria


Solo Exhibition

2019 “If the World has Changed Enough”

Vienna Art Week 2019  12-14 Contemporary (Vienna, Austria)

2019 “al amor contra una esquinaDESLAVE – (Tijuana, Mexico)

2018 “I° see you ” 12-14 Contemporary (Vienna, Austria)

2017 “Afterimage of LOVE” 12-14 Contemporary (Vienna,Austria)

2014 “My Distance to You” CHC (San Diego, USA)

2012 “ANALOG IM DIALOG” DRK (Düsseldorf, Germany)

2006 “No Life“ Gallery Q (Tokyo, Japan)

2005 “Yumi Watanabe-Solo Exhibition” Gallery Q(Tokyo, Japan)

2003 “ABUKU” Gallery Conceal (Tokyo, Japan)

Group Exhibition / Art Fair

2022 “Galactic railroad“ Japanisches Kulturinstitut (Germany)

2022 “Galactic railroad“ Emsdettener Kunstverein (Germany)


2021 “Art Moments Jakarta“ (Indonesia)



2019 “P/CAS“ (Paris, France)

2019 “Widerschein” 9k-galerie  (Willich, Germany)


2018 “Fotofever“ Carrousel du Louvre (Paris)

2018 “Photo Independent“ ( Los Angeles, CA)

2018″Wander Map2018″(Kagoshima,Japan)

2017 “Static Scope” Akibatamabi 21/Art Chiyoda 3331 (Tokyo, Japan)

2017 “Swab Art fair“ (Barcelona, Spain)

2014 “Ausstellung 11 Japanische Künstler” Landtags Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany)

2013 “Teotitlan Medicine Tree” Taller 8, (Oaxaca, Mexico)

2013 “Connecting Traces of Memory,”   KulturDepot,  (Dortmund, Germany)

2010 “Wander Map ” (Kagoshima, Japan)

2009 “Show” Kagoshima Municipal Museum (Kagoshima, Japan)

2008 “Nach Mittag ” (Düsseldorf, Germany)

2007 “Bath Theater“ Naoshima Island (Kagawa, Japan)

2006 “39 Art” Maru Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2004 “Departure for Meeting Almanac#3”-Art & Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 “Nothing Exhibition” Gallery Conceal (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 10th Energy Exhibition – Oriental Gateway (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 Shibuya Art Kubiert (Tokyo, Japan)

2003 “One Box” CINEMA Cafe Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)


2003 Jury Special Mention 10th Energy-Art Prize  (Tokyo, Japan)

Professional Formation

2017- Founded YW Foto/Design

2007 –2016 Art Department at Düsseldorf Japanese International school

2005-2006 Photography Department at Tama University of Art Media Center

2001-2005 Tama  Art University, Depatment of Painting-Oil Painting Course


2020-2021  Film “reslife” /2021

2019-2020  Art Director- Film “Apocatastasis” *83mins/2021

2018-2021  Video editing for Nagasaki Archive Project

Work shop

2019 “image FOTO” Hispi (Germany, Düsseldorf)

2017 “Palette of Afterimage” 12-14 Contemporary (Vienna,Austria)

2016 “TSUKURU” Lohausen (Germany, Düsseldorf)

2013 “Teotitlan Medicine Tree” Taller 8, (Oaxaca, Mexico)