I was born in the countryside, next to the sea, in the south of Japan. After living in Tokyo and New York, in 1989 I decided to travel around Spain with great curiosity.
I visited towns and villages that reminded me of my childhood and my family. The countryside and its grandeur induced in me a state of great inspiration. I took my time in arriving at isolated places, on foot with a knapsack on my back and carrying my camera, with a keen interest in learning about other cultures; the lives of other people; their dwellings; their cuisine; their language; their work; the way in which they welcomed me and made me feel at home.
This exhibition Takushi’s Journey is not an exercise in nostalgia. It consists of the memories of a wonderful journey that seemed somehow familiar to me, and the result of my desire to pay tribute to all those who crossed my path on the way.