Live Together

This series of photographs documents the daily life of my grandfather, who lives in my hometown of Akita, Japan. In this day and age of the information society, my grandfather's daily life revolves around farming, and in the winter, snow removal is a part of his daily routine. Watching my grandfather, live a self-sufficient life while dealing with nature all year round, I asked myself, "What information do we really need to live?" The question comes to mind. He is quiet and hardworking. Since I was a child, I had an image of my grandfather as a solitary man, but I may have been mistaken. My grandfather was constantly learning and interacting with the natural environment and the people he cared about.

 

 

本作品は、故郷秋田に暮らす祖父の日常記録である。情報が氾濫する現代で、自然豊かな環境に身を置く生活。祖父の日常は農作業を中心に回り、冬は除雪作業が日課となる。一年中 自然と向き合いながら自給自足の生活を送る祖父をみていると、生きる上で本当に必要な情報とは何か?という問いが頭をよぎる。寡黙で働き者。幼い頃から祖父には孤独な印象を持っていたが、私は思い違いをしていたようだ。祖父は日々なにかに寄り添い、対話を繰り返していた。