Record of Coastal Landscape

Film Installation

The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 caused a massive tsunami which hit the Pacific coast of Japan, leading to extensive damage. This series features panorama-style photographs taken in the affected coastal areas between Aomori and Fukushima Prefectures from autumn of the same year. Its foundations trace back to the installation work under the name of remo (record, expression and medium-organization)“ 《Ultra Ordinary View》” (2009), a collaboration of fixed-point photographs filmed using multiple fixed cameras in collaboration with cultural anthropologists and non-profit organisations in the village of Shiodani in Niigata Prefecture’s Ojiya City, which was stricken by the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake on October 23, 2004. Part of this series, “Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture” is a photographic documentation of artificial forest in the village of Iitate, designated a “difficult-to-return zone” following the earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster.