I knew the surprising power at the moment when capacity turned into it.

Chihiro Minato



Large cities in Europe, the United States and Asia have squares in the center. The morning market, where the local economy runs, suddenly becomes a space where the citizens judge and demand one day.The photographer, who is a writer as well, says that this power of the place depends on its capacity. With no hierarchy, no fixed seats, and no walls inside and outside the group, the circle of opinion is spreading with increasing strength. Is it the origin of democracy? From "On Landscape."


"December 31 2019

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