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The Land’s Memory


I’m based in Harajuku, and when I heard that the whole area was under water in ancient times, it made sense to me because I always wondered what gives rise to the ceaseless flow of people in such a place where it’s constantly changing. The ancient stream of water evoked the stream of people, and in that place “culture” came into being. Tokyo’s complex topography is directly linked to the diversity of Tokyo’s culture. Without realizing it, we have been absorbing and sharing the land’s millennia-old memory. This city may look chaotic at first glance, but try looking at it in the faint light of dawn. That beautiful landscape will never change in essence, and will continue to exist perpetually.



(Tokyo Paper for Culture vol.07 / 2015.12.15)



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