Monthly Archives: May 2021

Photography From the Train Window of the Oigawa Railway, Japan (2021)

Paintings and poems do not become better or more attractive simply because they have aged, but all photographs become more amusing and touching as they age.

There is no such thing as a bad photo, so it is not as if I am missing the point when I say that there are just some that are not very interesting, not very relevant, not very mysterious.

The adoption of photography by museums has accelerated the process that time brings, making every work valuable. These photos of mine may be worth something in 100 years.

Photography at Okuoi Kojo Station, Japan (2021)

The American poet, T.S. Eliot, said

“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring. Will be to arrive where we started.”

The spirit of exploration dramatically, symbolically and clearly, develops the individual.

The place we reach at the end of exploration may be the place where we began, but the landscape is layered, still visible to us in different ways.

Reference

『Oigawa Railway』(2014)

Photography in Kawanehoncho Town, Japan (2021)

Japan is getting smaller and smaller. We have to go out in search of the unknown wilderness. That is what is unpredictable and beyond human control.

Today, experience has become stale, and the sense of adventure supported by spontaneity has become rare. Words themselves have lost the power of meaning to excite people that they once had.

When Japanese policy calls for “GoTo Travel,” we already know what to expect from it. Is it possible that fulfilling advertised expectations has become the meaning of the word “adventure” today?