Distant Documents


As the abandoned houses in rural Japan rapidly disappear the links to a slower way of life also vanish.

I am watching these relics completely collapse, I see them fall bit by bit, neglected it doesn’t take long, the weather takes its toll or they become overgrown and are then torn down and become carparks.

I have to contain the desire to retrieve the doors, windows, roof tiles or beams. Documenting them before they crumble away is all I can do.

These places are rapidly fading away, everything is quickly changing now. It won’t be long, where once they stood unopposed things have begun to shift, Japan is on the move, again.