Paired Flowers is a modern retelling of Noh Theatre play, "Takasago (the Paired Pines)". Noh theatre was developed in the 14th century in Japan by Zeami and Kan'ami. The story is consisted of excerpts of Zeami's treatise on visual aesthetics of Noh theatre: Kadensho. I made this film in homage of my mother who studied Noh theatre flute in Tokyo's conservatory in her college days. She lives in Brazil and I live in the USA - and through the struggles of being distant from my mother I was inspired to make this piece as a visual reminder of our everlasting bond. My mom is also featured in the film as the flute player.
I was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up in Holland, UK, and Brazil. With a Dutch dad and Brazilian Japanese mom, I was fortunate to live in many diverse countries. The different cultures are the main inspiration for my film work. I am currently based in Los Angeles and have graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. I direct fashion, music videos and commercial content.