TOKYO-2020 Nature / Seasons

Summer Fairies

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Seasons
  • Company
    Photostudio Koseki
  • Photographer
    Kazuaki Koseki
  • Technical Info

"Himehotaru" living in summer night forest, females cannot fly, only males, firefly which is an indigenous species of Japan, fly around the summer forest while repeating a blink of a short time, reminiscent of Christmas illumination. sight is fantastic enough to forget the awe of the night forest.It is the shine brightness of life of only 10 days in the summer. And forests are living things, and they are precious things that people cannot threaten. I just hope that this forest and fireflies will be protected.

Born in 1977 in Yamagata,Japan. While taking portraits at his photo studio, Koseki continues to capture in his works the world of mountains, forests, and rivers by evoking the "five senses" throughout the four seasons in Yamagata. Since he was in his twenties, he has been involved in fly-fishing, which has given him a sense of awe for nature. What he has been feeling and experiencing through that experience influenced him to become active in environmental protection activities as well as communicating issues such as "changing nature due to global warming" and "environmental problems".