‘Whatever you think, think the opposite’ … an expression I heard a lot in and about Japan. This island seemed to be an isolated world far away. Japan has cultivated a certain image in the western world. Japanese Ukiyo‑e pictures influenced this western Image. These ‘Pictures of the floating world’ of among others Hiroshige and Hokusai caused us to have an unreal image of Japan. In this series I tried to look for the modern beauty Japan has to offer with underlying theme’s of the old pictures as an inspiration.