So it goes

Old Japanese people believed 

there was

a beautiful metropolis on the moon. 


what Apollo 11 showed us was 

a desert”

My tea ceremony teacher said

He continued

“Let’s say 

maybe it was because 

we were not ready 

to see that,


I like this thought.

Yes, we all see the world differently.

Our own universe is ourselves

as filters or receivers 

that show us the vision.

I would be happy

when people see my works,

if they could envisage the world

more beautifully

and more poetically.

Let’s hope 

to see the beautiful metropolis on the moon,


Miho Kajioka


Miho Kajioka (b. 1973, Japan, lives in Kyoto) studied fine art in the United States and Canada. However, she began her career as a journalist in Japan.

It was after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that Kajioka was reconnected with her photographic art. Two months after the disaster, while reporting in the area, Kajioka found roses blooming next to a blasted building. That mixture of grace and ruin led her to create art that celebrates beauty in daily life. 

Kajioka’s work has been exhibited in France, the Netherlands, Colombia, the USA, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Portugal and the United Kingdom.