Artwork Statements

Ebisu Bridge crossing the Dotonbori River is the absolute epicentre of downtown Osaka. An atmosphere of transience and impermanence is generated by the flowing river, with the Dotonbori family entertainment area on one side, and the Soemoncho adult night life area on the other. Ebisubashi Street shopping arcade intersects the Dotonbori River at this bridge. Untold thousands of people converge at this point night and day.

Down below, the dirty river glows with distorted reflections of the multi-storied neon advertising impacted buildings. These images - unconsciously experienced by millions - express the state of flux and illusion at an intersection between the transience of entertainment and the emptiness of consumerism.