Welcome to my homepage.
I’m a photographer who lives on Gabriola island, which is a small island surrounded by the Salish sea in British Columbia Canada.
I was born in Osaka Japan.
After I lived in several big cities, I came straight to Gabriola Island in 2014.
Since then I spent my spare time either at the beach or in the woods, as much as possible, to see local wildlife and nature. It hasn’t always been easy since I’m also a mother of two children and a wife.
On Gabriola Island, fortunately I have many opportunities to see wildlife up close to me all year round.
When photographing an object, I feel like all noise around me has disappeared, time slows down, and there is nothing except me and the object.
I love feeling like I’m a part of nature.
My photography business name is Shizen 自然 photography. Shizen means nature or natural in Japanese.
In Kanji, 自 is widely used to add the meaning “ spontaneous “ or “ natural “.
It can also mean “ self”.
然 means “ state of being” in Japanese.
My logo is designed to look like an the electrocardiogram. It expresses my heartbeat when I see something special.
I welcome everyone who kindly visits my homepage. It’s my hope that you can feel my heart beat when you look at my photography.