Miori Inata graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, having majored in oil painting. She taught fine arts for a number of years in Tokyo before relocating to New York in 1991. After a photography course at Southampton University, she began her career with a camera, focusing on the people of New York and the city’s culture.
Her life changed after watching the tragic events of September 11, 2001 from her apartment window, and she began what was both a personal and professional pilgrimage. Her goal was to travel the world to photograph sacred religious locations in order to understand the relationship between humans and deities and find the key to peace. This eventually led her to the most revered site of Japan’s Shinto religion, Ise Jingu, where she spent over a decade capturing its essence through its rituals and ceremonies.
Inata has published six books including "Ise Jingu and the Origins of Japan", which were also distributed to top leaders of G7 at Ise-Shima Summit, and leaders quoted her book in their official speeches. Her photographs have appeared in a number of periodicals, including the Washington Post, Vogue Japan and Aera. She has held exhibitions at the United Nations, Columbia University, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Harvard University, Tokyo National Museum, Shanghai Asian Society, the Israel Museum and many other locations.
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