Kata Anna Tüz


The religion of Shintō, particularly practised in Japan, dedicates itself to life and nature. Here and now is what counts and death plays no decisive role. That’s why I chose the topic of Shintō illustrating what the notion of life means to me.
One year ago, I visited Japan and was filled with happiness. For me, life is about happiness. I took a photograph of two women in traditional japanese Kimonos who seemed to enjoy the moment – there and then, in a Shintō temple in the middle of Tōkyō during the Hanami festival. Combining the lanterns of the temple and those lovely women in my illustration made me relive the happiness I felt in that very special moment.