“Takashi’s Seasons” is a sequential live shadow puppet / video performance in which various scenes interpreting the four seasons are performed by a modern Utsushi-e artist. In the spring children are seen walking back to school with their school bags (the academic year begins in April in Japan). The proud performance of cicadas can be heard on a hot summer evening. Dragonflies smoothly glide in the cool air of a fall afternoon. On New Year’s Eve the chimes of temple bells are heard in the freezing winter night.
A collaboration with Togo Kida and Yoshimasa Niwa
- Ars Electronica 2006, Linz Austria
- Sonar Festival 2008
- SIGGRAPH 2007, San Diego
- Japan Media Arts Festival 2007, Tokyo: Jury Recommended Work
- ACM Multimedia 2006, Santa Barbara