Chronicle of Rooms

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Photographs, 2008-2011, Variable Size
2010 Special Examiner Prize [selected by Yasumasa Morimura] at MIO PHOTO AWARD [Osaka]

Chronicle of Rooms
I am now focusing on the memories in hotel rooms. I take photos especially at business hotels. “Business hotel” is Japanese English expression. Japanese business hotels have some features. First, most business hotels are near the stations. Therefore, it is easy for
guests to arrive at hotels. Second, the charges are not so expensive, that economical travelers like them. Third, as hotel rooms are small, the guests can stay functionally at the rooms. As a result, guests pass by business hotels in one or two days. Then, I noticed that rooms in business hotels had a large number of memories of guests who had stayed and passed by. I imagine that those memories are stuck on walls, pilled on floors and stained on chairs. Hence, I have been trying to catch them by camera lens and trying to print on photo papers.