I really don’t know how to describe this. It is weird, it looks trashy, it is from a Japanese video game and it makes a lot of fun. Japan World Cup is an horse racing simulator in which various animals charge round a racetrack and you bet on which is going to win. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the speaker, that’s trippy anyway.
Toshiya Watanabe is a Fukushima native. After the big earthquake on 11 March 2011 causing the worst nuclear accident in the history of nuclear power, the government of Japan ordered its residents to leave their houses and apartments. Since then, Watanabe has traveled back to his abandoned hometown many times, documenting the changes he saw, or lack thereof. He also went back to his parent’s house, which was within the restricted area to pick up his family album that was full of good old memories. During this visit, he took these pictures. You should also have a look at his Flickr photostream.
All images © Toshiya Watanabe
Man denkt ja erst an Quatsch, an Japan und seine Kuriosa, doch dann fängt es an zu dämmern, schließlich verbringt der Mensch etwa 90% seiner Lebenszeit im geschlossenen Raum. Tendenz steigend.
Wenn der DJ für Menschen auflegt, die gar nicht da sind: Der Tokyoter Club Dommune existiert hauptsächlich im Netz – auf einer Streaming-Plattform und bei Twitter.