Akira Otsubo

Shadow in the House - Concept

Currently, the series have been carrying out focusing at the Japanese houses requisitioned by the occupation force after the World WarII. Soon after the end of the war, the house requisition operated in major cities in Japan. The houses were remodeled into the Western-style and electric, gas, sewerage treatment facilities were installed. The houses were returned to the original householders in several years but the most are personal possessions and aging deterioration are advancing. Moreover, the people who remember those days have been lost. Therefore, the requisitioned house project carried out .photographing the houses in collaborate with a dance performer, while interviewing and negotiating with the present householders, checking the archive documents with the cooperation of art critic, archivist and researcher. This works focus on the personal histories hidden in the back of the politic social history.



Shadow in the House