– older Japanese photos

Snow jacket made from straw/twine. This was suspended from a beam in an old house that I visited during the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial in 2009. This type of cape/jacket used to be common in that area.

Chiharu Shiota
【Japan】
House Memory
Year. 2009
Wool is spread and hung like spider webs and fills the void of the room. Old furniture and clothes collected from local residents is woven in. Thoughts and memories which have soaked into these things, slowly reappear.

Towada-Ko. Not sure if it’s in Aomori or Akita prefectures, or another. Yup, borders three prefectures – Aomori, Akita and Iwate.

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