In the water flow

(Photo of a boy sitting by a stream)

One of my favorite Buddhist sayings:


Serenity of mind
-becoming a person of the clouds in the sky and the stream below.

Like the clouds in the sky or the water in the stream,
Do not obsess over things; let nature take its course.
Live without definite shape,
Change naturally and flow easily.

Sitting by the flowing stream on a mountain in Thailand,
The boy seemed lost in meditation.
And when I met him,
I placed my image with his.
A sense of affinity overcame me as if watching myself in a mirror.







福岡将之 Masayuki FUKUOKA


Nationality: Japan

Photographer, artist, born 1970 in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki, Japan

Graduated from the Kyushu University, School of Engineering
Postgraduate at the Hokkaido University, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science

Years active: 2003 – present
Based in Tokyo, Japan


Even when standing in front of great landscape in the world,
I would like to be mindful of little scenery beneath my feet
which forms the large landscape all together.
I would like to cherish such feelings when I take a photograph.


【Personal exhibition

1999: “Ao no kukan, Blue is the color of silence” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2000: “tanuki koji” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2001: “aquascape” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2001: “portrait, Jikan no shozo” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2002: “Seasons of Trees” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2004: “Kita kamakura” (Minamiaoyama, Tokyo)

2006: “Kirakira fuwafuwa” (Ginza, Tokyo)

2009: “Hutong no futon” (Ginza, Tokyo)

2011: “Colorful Singapore” (Ginza, Tokyo)

2015: “Niwa no Hana zukan” (Ginza, Tokyo)

【Group exhibition

2003: “passage04” (Sapporo Citizens Gallery, Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2004: “汎美展Hanbiten” (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo)

2004: “China, Japan, expression of “view”/Creation of new “view” by photographic artists in the cultural area of Chinese character” (Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2005: “Exhibition of Japan Professional Photographers Society” (Fujifilm Photo Salon, Ginza, Tokyo)

2007: “汎美展Hanbiten” (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Musuem, Ueno Park, Tokyo)

2008: “汎美展Hanbiten” (The National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo)

2011: “Taiwan Photo” (Taipei, Taiwan)

2012: “Tokyo Photo” (Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, Tokyo)

2013: “Sometime” (In Style Photography Center, Hiroo, Tokyo)

And many others


1999: “青の空間” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2000: “tanuki koji” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2001: “aquascape” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2001: “portrait,時間の肖像” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2002: “Seasons of Trees” (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

2004: “北鎌倉” (Minamiaoyama, Tokyo)

2006: “きらきらふわふわ” (Ginza, Tokyo)

2009: “胡同のふとん 北京オリンピックの一年前” (Ginza, Tokyo)

2011: “イロイロシンガポール” (Ginza, Tokyo)

2015: “庭の花図鑑” (Ginza, Tokyo)


2003 「passage04」(札幌市民ギャラリー、北海道札幌市)
2004 「汎美展」(東京都美術館、東京都上野公園)
2005 「汎美展」(東京都美術館、東京都上野公園)
2005  「日本旅行写真家協会展」東京都銀座 富士フォトサロン)
2007 「汎美展」(東京都美術館、東京都上野公園)
2008 「汎美展」(国立新美術館、東京都六本木)
2011 「TAIWAN PHOTO」(台湾 台北市)
2012 「TOKYO PHOTO」(東京ミッドタウン 東京都六本木)
2013 「Sometime」(インスタイルフォトグラフューセンター 東京広尾)他多数