Hesitation is a virtue of Japanese eroticism. In Music for An Erotic Instrument, the instrument is triggered by actions which imply those of an intercourse and the music attempts to trace such a 'journey.' This piece is created with Kenichi Takahana, a designer/musician.
instrument design: Kenichi Takahana
performance: Akane Takada
composition: Noriko Koide
sound design: Yota Morimoto

In HOTO, all the digital graphics, be it symbolic or concrete, derive from the female genitals. Each presents a Freudian, semiotic, or mythological symbol shared or echoed among different cultures.
illustration: Masaaki Oyamada
composition: Yota Morimoto

A Chin Chin Drawing Song is a live-stamping performance accompanied by acoustic music. Hand-carved stamps symbolizing the 'chin chin' (male genital organ) are used and a corresponding narrative is provided by the drawing song.
live-stamping: Masaaki Oyamada
toypiano: Akane Takada
composition: Noriko Koide
The Tattooer is based on the beautiful sado-masochistic tale by Junichiro Tanizaki. In the piece, Tanizaki’s world is crystalized using carefully selected materials from the story. About the scents; The first scent: Jinko, an aphrodisiac incense that used to be diffused permanently in the Japanese red light district in the old days. It symbolizes ecstasy. The second scent: Shoko, an incense that is employed in Buddhist ceremonies and funerals. It symbolizes death. Video directed by Kaname Onoyama.
electronics and composition: Yota Morimoto
composition and violin: Noriko Koide
supervision: Akane Takada
dance: Chiaki Horita
olfactory art: Maki Ueda
tattoo: Yuki Hatazawa
percussion: Ryoko Imai

White Night Flower is an installation of kehai, a Japanese word which means 'a vague sense of the presence of something.' When one perceives or becomes aware of an indication that somebody/something exists around him/her, many faculties of senses contribute to pick up that. We created a dance piece in which multi-sensorial experience is explored. The auditorium is in complete darkness, suppressing the sense of sight, and making other modalities more sensitive. The seats in the auditorium are arranged with intervals, through which the dancer will dance, keeping an intimate proximity to the audience. They will be able to feel the kehai of the dancer. In addition, She wears a perfume, developed by the olfactory artist, to emphasize her kehai (where she is, and what she does in the dark). About the scent; the scent of a flower that blooms at night to attract moths. Video directed by Kaname Onoyama.
electronics and composition: Yota Morimoto
composition: Noriko Koide
supervision: Akane Takada
dance: Chiaki Horita
olfactory art: Maki Ueda

Shijuhatte, refers to the catalogue of 48 erotic positions partners can take during the course of making love, as depicted in shunga (Japanese old erotic picture). Each position has a poetic name, giving us the impression of the rich imagination of the people in the Edo period. The choreography is based on these 48 positions, and the music is based on the sound that was actually heard in yukaku (Japanese red light district) where yujyo (the women who work in yukaku) were. Besides an amplified mini-koto and some small percussions and toys which are strongly associated with yujyo, we also developed a switch that triggers various sound effects. In addition, we've put elements of Ozashiki-Asobi (game or play with yujyo in yukaku), presenting the sophisticated culture that enjoy communication with yujyo though the games and plays more than sex itself back in that period. About the scent; the scent of cherry blossom. Video directed by Kaname Onoyama.
electronics: Yota Morimoto
composition: Noriko Koide
mini-koto: Akane Takada
dance: Chiaki Horita
olfactory art: Maki Ueda
percussion: Ryoko Imai