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小原トメ太
Tometa Ohara

サクラボシ
Sakura-boshi (Cherry Blossom Stars)


『曰本』と聞いて思い浮かぶのが『学生服』というのは職業柄ではありますが、現代日本文化の素敵な象徴として捉えています。宇宙と学生という遠い存在の違和感が面白いかな、と構図を考えてみました。晴れた夜にこいのぼりを見上げていると宇宙を泳いでいるように見えた、自分の子供の頃の記憶も散りばめました。
諸外国から「まじめ」や「礼儀正しい」と思われる一方で「変態」と笑われたリもする不思議な国。そんな大好きな『日本』を少しでも感じていただけたら嬉しいです。


When I think of ‘Japan’, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘school uniforms'; I am probably influenced by my work in this, but I think they make an ideal symbol of contemporary Japan. Outer space and students are quite unconnected but the sense of unbalance the combination creates appealed to me so I came up with this composition. I remember looking up at a carp streamer on a clear night and it appeared to be swimming in space; several childhood memories like this are included in my work.
Looked at from abroad, the Japanese are thought to be ‘serious’ or ‘polite’ but at the same time, we are laughed at for being ‘perverted’. I will be happy if people can understand a little more about the ‘Japan’ I love from my work.
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