■ Peeking through a crack
It became March, but this is a work of winter. It is a “beautiful crack made by human” against the previous “cute wildlife”!
I have been to Fukushima in the middle of February because I wanted to see smelt fishing on the ice. Lake Hibara, located in northern Fukushima, is one of the major destination for smelt fishing in Japan.
Then, the lake which is supposed to freeze all over every year was not frozen at all!
It’s February, isn’t it? It’s Tohoku, isn’t it? It’s on the mountain, isn’t it? What a surprise!
According to the locals, it is the first time that it has not froze in the last 60 years. I can’t help but wonder if climate change has come this far.
So, take a picture of the lake that is not frozen as it is can be used as “a work” that reflects reality, but since I’m feeling that is not much artistic, I’d like to make the crack a subject that predicts the future, instead.
It is said the Chinese tradition to tell the future from the crack of turtle’s armor.
(There is a hole on the ice, though.)
Well, life in Japan looks like a crack these days. In Western TV dramas, “Kintsugi” sometimes comes out as a Japanese culture, is it really happening?
It should be obvious if it becomes the future anyway.