The artist duo usaginingen is comprised of Shinichi Hirai (1977, Kagawa·Japan) and Emi Hirai (1980 Kanagawa·Japan), a married couple currently based in Germany.
They create graphic design, movies, music and live performances. During their performances, they play a self-made analogue visual machine and a music instrument. Both elements are prototypes, the only ones in the world.
They mainly perform at Museums, Galleries and Universities throughout Europe and Japan.
“Asia Degital Art Award 2011” - Selected
“Asia Pacific Advertising Festival Bronze” Selected
"Graphic Design in Japan” - Received
“RemarkabIe CM competition” - Selected
“New York oneshow silver” - Received
“Museum storing prize”by Joshi Art Univercity - Received