The work’s motif is a ring(dohyo) of Sumo which is the national sport in Japan and is a kind of martial art where two sumo wrestlers or rikishi, fight. The soil on the ring(dohyo) rises and becomes a butt and tightens sumo wrestler’s belt by straw. The title of “Hakkeyoi!” is the phrase shouted by a referee when both rikishi have stopped moving.
Exhibition : Inai Inai GO!
Duration: July 31th – August 22th 2010
Venue: Sagamihara Citizen’s gallery, Kanagawa JAPAN