Hands to a Mass


@Nikon Plaza Ginza Photo Promenade (JPN) in 2019

Comparison Dies with Hands

Dies are devices for mass production, for example auto parts. However they even require engineer's work with hands. This exhibition typoligically shows the gap between the two by still life photography.


The words "Mass Production" recall us of "mechanical, inorganic, monotonous, cold". It is true when we only see the products. On the other hand, the firm handiworks by engineers also support the industry exactly.

The automobile represents Japanese industry. Dies do supply thousands of their parts precisely. Steel sheets continuously turn to be same auto parts by die press. In die-maker factory, the engineers seem to treat the materials like living things with their hands. The words "warm, vivid, organic, humane" also fit mass prodution.