In the popular imagination Japan is commonly associated with many visual stereotypes such as the crowded, colourful and fast everyday life. Instead of the usual perspective, I have looked for a suspended reality, more visual than visible and I have taken the decision to live and represent the night scene so far from the busy and bright diurnal life.
I have so discovered a different kind of Japan, made up of several fragmented parts away from the beaten “stop-and-go” tourist track. These places tell us stories inviting to wear a different mental habitus.
The new Umeda district by Hiroshi Hara
The Dotombori canal
The night walker
The Rainbow Bridge
The corner house
The National Art Center by Kisho Kurokawa
The midnight horizon
Kenzo Tange Fuji TV Building
The empty building