DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
ME : The first thing is the impulse to make something I've never seen before. Because even if there are similar looking and thinking pieces, they're never exactly the same. When I come up with something I've never seen before, I want to make it, and I do. Simple, right?
DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
ME : What I wanted to express in this work is a natural landscape of the distant past, but also of the distant future. I wanted to share a view that people in the past and the future might have seen.
DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
ME : I don't have any plans. I've wanted to exhibit somewhere and make a collection of my work, but I don't want to do it unless I have an investor. I don't have much money.
DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
ME : I'm sure it didn't take that long. In this case, however, it was different than usual, as I was looking at the first few pictures that were finished, I think I had a concept and started making them right.
DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
ME : This work was made just from my own inspiration.
DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
ME : This work is mine.
DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
ME : Because the works out there didn't satisfy me. That's what all of the work I create, whether commissioned or not, has in common.
DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
ME : Those people are already dead. It's the greats of history that inspire me. Oh, and I am also influenced by natural and social environment.
DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
ME : People around the world. Including those who are about to be born.
DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
ME : It's a mix of primitive religious views, Japanese cultural values and the latest technology.
DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
ME : That's because I was filming in Japan. If I had filmed in other countries, the name might have changed. In that case, I would have given it a more abstract name, but it wouldn't have come across.
DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
ME : Digital camera, Adobe CC, and PC.
DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
ME : That's the essence of it. There's a lot of superficial work in the world, but I like the essential work.
DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
ME : No. I created it on my own.
DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
ME : It's hard to say. This one is also technically normal at the moment.
DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
ME : Fortunately, I had read the classics and researched world religions when I was younger, so I was able to use that knowledge to my advantage. So for this one, the only new research I did was technical.
DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
ME : I can't help it, but when I photograph the universal nature, the pictures look alike. So the challenge is that the number of works is few.
DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
ME : I was contacted.
DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
ME : Observe, think, do, and improve repeatedly. This is something I do all the time. I'm more able to create strong work than I was before this one. That will continue to improve.
DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
ME : Thank you very much. I'm very pleased.