In Japan the essence of human dignity is indissolubly linked with the cult of tradition.
Tradition, understood not only as a ritual, but also as a set of norms and injunctions, is an armour worn voluntarily by the modern Japanese. It protects his identity and his feeling of individuality in the Japanese society.
The ubiquitously visible encounter of the past with the future, creates a particularly distinct dichotomy, whereby one human being exists as two persons.
When photographing such a reality I attempted to capture the tension existing between these two worlds and the empty space between them.
In Japan the feeling of strangeness and exoticism created a distance which was inspiring for me because it suited my state of mind. This distance marked my point of view and the time and space relations I found myself in.
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