MIYAZAKI2020


I was born and raised in Miyazaki, Japan.

Miyazaki Prefecture is located in the southeastern part of Kyushu and is known for its relatively warm climate throughout the year.

From the 1960s to the late 1970s, Miyazaki successfully created an image as a tropical resort and became a popular honeymoon destination, attracting many tourists.

In 2007 a comedian became the governor of the prefecture. His image as well as local specialty products, such as mangoes and Miyazaki beef, were broadcasted in the mass media, revitalizing Miyazaki’s image in Japan.

The starting point for this project was the photographs taken by British photographer Mark Power for his project "MIYAZAKI", created when he visited Miyazaki in 2000.

This project consists of photographs I took on the way to and near the places where Mark Power took photographs for his project in 2000.

It also contains images around my house in Miyazaki under the declared state of emergency.

I hope that in 2030, ten years after this project, I will be able to use my photographs as a starting point to connect landscapes of 2020 to 2030.

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