YOSHIGAI Nao Grand Bouquet



The story of a woman trying to speak in the face of a "black object" with much greater power than her own. The woman cannot express her feelings, but instead exhales beautiful flowers from her mouth. The film is influenced by the current global trend of individual accusations of wrongdoing, as in the #MeToo movement, driving public opinion. While the artist focused on sonic and tactile textures, the film remains controversial, with approximately 50 seconds of footage blacked out when it was shown due to museum concerns over the shocking nature of some scenes.


  • Born 1987 in Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Based in Tokyo, Japan
  • Photo: Natsuki Kuroda

Yoshigai Nao is a filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer. After graduating from Japan Women's College of Physical Education (major in Dance Studies), she completed the Graduate School of Film and New Media at Tokyo University of the Arts. She creates time and space to focus on "watching and listening" based on the physical senses and phenomena unique to living things. The film Hottamaru Days won the New Face Award in the Entertainment category at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Entertainment Division, and she has been acclaimed for her music video productions. Yoshigai was in charge of choreography and has also performed in the music video for Yonezu Kenshi's "Lemon."

Selected Works & Awards

2018 The Pear and the Fang
2018 Stories floating on the wind (Best Experimental Film at MôTif Film Festival)
2015 hottamarudays (New Face Award at Japan Media Arts Festival)
2014 Grooming (Award at YCAM Film by MUSIC)


Sun,Sep 15,16:30
Mon,Sep 16,11:00/11:20/11:40
Mon,Sep 23,15:00/15:20/15:40
Sat,Sep 28,15:30/15:50/16:10


Aichi Arts Center Art Space A (12F)


Aichi Arts Center 12F
1-13-2 Higashisakura,Higashi-ku, Nagoya
461-8525 JAPAN


・5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
・5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.