I was born in Japan and grew up in Tokyo and New York. After graduating from an university in Tokyo I left Japan in 1977 to live in Sydney, Australia, which has been my home ever since.
I first photographed landscape in colour in Australia and New Zealand, where I found the quality of light to be quite different from Japan. Beautiful light in new environment kept me fascinated and inspired – what light created for me was art.
I am passionate about capturing the light with my emotional response on encounter, which is quite often a brief one, and I am happy when I have captured it, not only for myself but also to share with others.
I love to travel, to be in different environments, to come across beautiful landscapes, towns, moments; sometimes dynamic, sometimes just the simple quiet beauty in everyday scene or capturing a moment of an evolving scene. Travelling to other parts of the world evoked another genre of interest; photojournalism - some of which I enjoyed shooting in black and white, processing film and printing in the dark room. I also enjoyed shooting live stage performances in colour - rock concerts to musicals, circuses to ballet.
Whatever the subject, it's the emotional essence that I am always passionate about capturing in the shot.
EXHIBITIONS and PRIZES
1983 Opera House 10th Anniversary Exhibition (group exhibition) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1993 Australia Foreign Correspondent Club, Tokyo
1993 Emotion Live Stills Gallery, Sydney
1996 Australian Theatre Festival Canberra
1998 Into the Light Qantas Club, Sydney Airport
2000 Light Moves The Gallery Cafe, Sydney
2001 Nikon/Panorama Photographers Contest 2nd prize Australia
2003 My Australia & New Zealand Kinokuniya Gallery, Sydney
2005 South Island of New Zealand Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo
2006 South Island of New Zealand Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2006 In Transit (group exhibition) Alliance Francaise, Sydney
2007 Lovers (group exhibition) Alliance Francaise, Sydney
2007 Light Moods South The Forrester Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand
2007 Light Moods South Millennium Art Gallery, Blenheim, New Zealand
2007 South Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Christchurch
2008 Light Moods South Amisfield Winery, Queenstown, New Zealand
2008 South The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand
2009 Fine Art Auction 2009 (group exhibition) CoCA, Christchurch
2009 Light Moods South Temple Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
2009 Light Moods South Southland Museum & Art Gallery, Invercargill, New Zealand
2009 Koru Lounge (Air New Zealand) Queenstown Airport, New Zealand
2009 Koru Lounge (Air New Zealand) Sydney & Christchurch Airports
2010 Koru Lounge (Air New Zealand) Sydney & Christchurch Airports
2011 Koru Lounge (Air New Zealand) Sydney & Christchurch Airports
2011 LIGHT MOODS SOUTH (South Island of New Zealand) book published
2011 LIGHT MOODS SOUTH considered as one of the best 100 books by Listener Magazine in New Zealand
2012 Tsutaya Books Daikanyama Tokyo exhibition and book launch
2013 LIGHT MOODS SOUTH Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland Festival of Photography New Zealand
2013 Cliff to Clay (group exhibition) NZ Academy of Fine Arts Wellington
2013 Koru Lounge (Air New Zealand) Sydney & Auckland Airports
2014 Koru Lounge (Air New Zealand) Sydney & Auckland Airports
2014 MikiNobu Komatsu Selected Works Black Eye Gallery, Sydney
2014 appeared in YourDailyPhotograph.com Duncan Miller Gallery USA
2014 LIGHT MOODS SOUTH Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney
2016 Click! (group exhibition) Badger & Fox Gallery, Sydney