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Takatoku and Yumeo are both artists working in Japan, and both are doctoral students at the National University of Fine Arts and Music, the only university of its kind in Japan. With similar roots in their respective works, they are an artist duo who teamed up in 2022. Their research activities focus mainly on the natural environment and its flora and fauna. They will interpret the fascination of the fun and wonder that can be found in surrendering oneself to the outdoor natural environment from their unique perspectives.

The meaning of 'OSOTO' is a polite expression of the Japanese word for out side.

(そと:SOTO,おそと:OSOTO)In Japanese this is a word often used to address children. In other words, the word "outside", the natural environment common to both of them, and the idea that we have always valued the beauty and experience of the outside as children. There is also a desire to make the letter 'O' stand out. It comes from the song 'Circle of Life' in their favourite film The Lion King.




「OSOTO」の意味は、日本語の「外」を丁寧に表現したもの。つまり、"外 "という言葉には、両者に共通する自然環境、そして子どもの頃から外の美しさや、経験を大切にしてきたという思いが込められている。また、「O」の文字は、彼らの大好きな映画『ライオン・キング』の劇中歌「Circle of Life」に由来する。

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