TAIKO 

I created this piece because I wanted to express the art performance of Japan's most iconic instrument, the taiko. I based the monkeys on the 400-year-old Kokura Gion Taiko, which is designated as an intangible cultural asset of Japan, and the style of the festival performances.  

Models:  

Princess of Demons / Yuko Ueda  

Japanese Macaque / Ken Matono  

Bornean Orangutan / Eiji Shishido  

Photographer / TOMOKO  

Special thanks to KNB Effects Inc.