Azuma Makoto has been in the flower business since 2002, and he is the owner of the haute-couture floral shop, “JARDINS des FLEURS” in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo. In 2005, in addition to his role as a florist, he began to explore the possibilities of expression using flowers and plants, expanding his artistic endeavours beyond the confines of traditional floral art. By starting with his solo exhibition in New York, he has presented a number of leading-edge works worldwide, including Europe, the United States, Asia, and South America. In 2009, he launched an experimental botanical collective, "Azuma Makoto, Kaju Kenkyusho (AMKK)," and since then, he has continued to present experimental works at museums, art galleries, and public spaces both in Japan and overseas. In recent years, he has exhibited artworks that explores the connection between people and flowers. He has been pursuing the beauty of flowers and plants from a unique point of view, presenting a collection of large-scale works known as the "Botanical Sculpture". Simultaneously, he also delved into a micro world where flowers are projected using X-ray technology, maximizing the inherent charms of flowers to represent "life."