People in Japan often define themselves through their work, perhaps more so than most Western people, if you follow the general line of thinking. It's interesting to see, then, what happens when we see Takiguchi's subjects outside of their work context. Some of the photos in the project are quite surprising: who would have thought that a painter would enjoy spending her time playing pachinko, Japan's addictive pinball-like form of gambling? On the other hand, the surfboard shaper presents the most consistent or unified image, in that he's brought his free time closest to his work. Whether it's the calming wood interior of his house, or the fact that he is wearing flip-flops at his job, this man seems to have found the greatest harmony between these three sides of himself.