This work is a series of self-portraits that uses the central characters in Tanizaki Junichiro’s novel, The Makioka Sisters, as a motif.

The photo shoot was taken in Tanizaki’s former residence in Uchide (also the former residence of Tomita Saika) which features his well-used favorite furniture. Their outfits and accessories were borrowed from Sudo’s grandmother who has roots in the famous business district of Semba in Osaka. Sudo, raised the Hanshin area (between Kobe and Osaka), has reinterpreted Hanshinkan Modernism and the perspective of the modern female image through The Makioka Sisters.

The title, Terihanoibara came from a name of flower “Rosa wichuraiana”.