When I see photographs of Japan by Japanese photographers, I have a feeling that I cannot beat them—they are living there and they are spending time everyday. I cannot pretend that I know better than they do, so I try not to pretend that I'm an expert on this subject. When I look at my pictures, they look like they were taken by American tourists, you know? But when I say that, I don't mean it completely negatively. There's something good about being a tourist—having a fresh eye, coming from different places. I still feel that even when you are running from one place to another, what you catch from your corner of eye can tell something about the country too.