The construction of history is dedicated to the memories of the unnamed

Fujii was invited to direct an exhibition of the collection of Aomori City in 2015. On this occasion, He dealt with the collection of the “Keiko kan,” the local folklore museum, which opened in 1977 founded by a private foundation, then run by Aomori city’s public museum from 1998 until its forced closure in 2006.

Carefully considered the nature of the folklore museum, the artist constructed an exhibition which focused on how the Japanese government has ruled and oppressed the region with the documents on Japanization and the artifacts related to the Japanese military. He tried to re-record these oppressed anonymous people who had lived in the region. In addition to the installation, he also called local residents in order to collect 8mm films shot between 1950’s and 70’s, the era of high economic growth in Japan, which was a missing period from the museum collection. The exhibited folkloric artifacts are so ordinary in the regions that they are not regarded as cultural heritage. He rearranged and installed them to make it clear unequal relation which lies between the region and the central government and institutions. Taking the current government’s policy as “Regional Revitalization plan” into consideration, He criticized the disproportion which the region has always been facing.