Posts Tagged ‘depopulation’

The Great Vacancy (Part II)

The Great Vacancy 11

Having caught a glimpse of Takata’s future, I decided to take action…But should I, as an outsider who arrived in this community some six years ago, continue to pursue this work while members of the community are pursuing their own interests and doing little to help out?

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Ayano Tsukimi’s “Kakashi-no-Sato”

Kakashi-no-Sato

Around 15 years ago Tsukimi made a scarecrow (kakashi) to protect her vegetable garden, basing it on her father’s appearance. Her neighbors enjoyed this whimsical inspiration, and since then she has continued to make these figures, many of them based on present or former village residents…

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KJ 92: Devotion