Sumito Sakakibara (b. 1980, Hokkaido). Sumito graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2004 with a MA degree in Animation. After spending 10 years in Europe, Sumito is now back in Japan, living and working in Nagano. He has recently completed a commissioned project, “Iizuna Fair,” for the prefectural Museum of Contemporary Art in Nagano where he presented a 25 meter panoramic projected installation animation. This work is now part of the museum’s permanent collection.