Individual

Number of Death: 15,891.
Number of Missing: 2,584 (as of March 10, 2015).
4 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake.
It has been recorded as a great disaster but it will not be long before it becomes history. However, sadness and suffering have been engraved on the minds of the victims.

© Motonori Shimizu from the series "Individual"

© Motonori Shimizu from the series “Individual”

© Motonori Shimizu from the series "Individual"

© Motonori Shimizu from the series “Individual”

Actually, there are 15,891 stories like ‘My son was killed by the collapsed house.’ There are 2,584 stories like ‘My wife has been missing since the Tsunami.’
The chances of hearing such stories from the victims have become rare by now.

 

© Motonori Shimizu from the series "Individual"

© Motonori Shimizu from the series “Individual”

© Motonori Shimizu from the series "Individual"

© Motonori Shimizu from the series “Individual”

One day, I had an opportunity to see the things left behind. When I saw them, I could not help imaging a variety of stories unfolding from them. So I decided to capture those things. And these works are the records of those ‘stories’.

 

© Motonori Shimizu from the series "Individual"

© Motonori Shimizu from the series “Individual”

© Motonori Shimizu from the series "Individual"

© Motonori Shimizu from the series “Individual”

© Motonori Shimizu from the series "Individual"

© Motonori Shimizu from the series “Individual”

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