Thoughts of the people
The Tokyo station building which is a symbol of modern Japan was restored in December 2017 to the appearance it had at the time of founding, 100 years ago (1914). The red brick building has become an aesthetic piece, in harmony with Gyoko Street which leads to the Imperial Palace, and the wide central square (6,500 square meters) is undoubtedly the center of Japan where history and culture can be felt.
Tokyo station is the starting point for all traffic in Japan and also its terminal. Because of that, it is similar to life and the images it holds in the hearts of many people such as departure, regeneration, return, repatriation, and hope. For not only Japanese people, but also for tourists all over the world, it has become a place that many people would like to visit at least once.
While I interview the people whose portraits I take at Tokyo station, I feel what's inside their heart.
Ambassadors off to a ceremony of the Emperor, hope and anxiety of job hunting students, enthusiasm of a working member of society, caregivers and tranquility, recollections of an elderly couple, the enjoyment of a person traveling alone, the trust of friends, a couple's bond, filial piety -- each of these feelings are in this square.
Regardless of religion, country, gender, age, appearance, or clothing, I hope that by having all kinds of people take part in this, I can share the feelings of people and have their identities respected.
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