"Even if the house is gone, departed souls follow you. Don't worry…"

Shinya Fujiwara



When a high school student whose family went bankrupt rode on the train with his mother, he was asked by a man next to him, "Where are you going?" "Kannawa," he answered, "Is it far?" the man said. "I don't know," he said, "Are you going to a place you don't know?" the man asked again. When he murmured, "My house was gone," the man said like this. What you care about does not go away unless it leaves your mind like the dead. From the photographer's autobiographical novel, "Kannawa."


"February 26  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"