Title：The human is started from baby
Ancient Egyptian tombs included push cars for infants to play with, signifying that when the person to whom the tomb was dedicated was reborn, he or she would start life again as a baby. Along with toys, all the items expected to be used throughout a person’s life were also buried there. The dead were sent off with hopes that their new lives would lack for nothing. This installation that considers phenomena in the world, the universe, and history based on the theme of a person beginning life as a baby.
Born in Shiga Prefecture in 1948. While working in dyeing, he also produced copperplate engravings. He began creating works using paper and stone in the 1970s, presenting works using bamboo and Japanese paper mainly at galleries in the Kansai region. In 1982, together with Tadashi Kawamata and Naoyoshi Hikosaka, he exhibited works at the Japan Pavilion at the 40th Venice Biennale. Since then, he has continued to present his work both at home and abroad.