Born and raised in what is called a “bedtown” (suburb) in Japan’s Kanto region with its large belt of highway running through, I grew up looking at the same sort of landscapes as many others of my generation. In typically fad-driven fashion, I had a fancy for foreign lands and embarked on trips to them. It was stepping outside that made me aware just how Japanese I am and awakened me to my country’s unique allure. This photobook consists of fragments of scenes that occurred in some corner of Japan during the first decade of the 21st century. It reveals a love towards my homeland that I was not conscious of at the time, as well as desire to know more of and affirm this country.
- from afterward, written by the photographer.