Rey Camoy (1928-1985) was described by Tokyo Art Beat as “a little-known peripatetic Japanese painter of the human condition”. Over his career he painted countless portraits of drunks, clowns, disabled soldiers, old crones — searching obsessively for himself in these lost souls. He took his own life at the age of 57.

Tarinainanika’s production shows the artist in his studio surrounded by the characters from his creations. The drama unfolds without a word, with intricate ensemble- work and startling physicality. It’s a gut-wrenching love song to beauty — the kind worth living and dying for.