Since 2014, 10 years project
I started with the question “what place in town do you like” and chose the subject find the latitude and longitude of “the place you like” to report about this place where personal memories collect. The subjects of the report were kindergarten kids to 80 year old seniors representing all generations residing in Utsushigaoka town in Yokohama Aoba Ward. The history of the town became clear by knowing the personal history of the people living there. This is an ongoing yearly project and I publish a booklet “Town stories” once in a year. I attempt to make “Town History” of Utsukushigaoka town through this project with inhabitants. I chose the concept “Telling the town’s history”, got in touch with Utsushigaoka Junior high school 1st and 2nd grade, organized the lesson “AOBA+ART Seminar” during the summer vacation social studies class and conducted the interview along with the students.
Residential Area Utuskushigaoka Aoba-Ward Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan