When I was young, a dear family member passed away in my presence. I noticed the liberation of the spirit and I felt that it was good, that death is an inseparable part of life. It became the first of a long series of end-of-life encounters.
I myself was on the edge of life when death touched me for a moment. I entered a transitional world between “being” and “not being”, floating in a no man's land between life and death. A world that escapes our direct perception in connection with the universe. It was life changing. It taught me to embrace the thought of death in order to live a more intense life.
Fueled by these personal experiences, in the series Jōhatsu, which literally means “evaporation”, I show the transitional world as I have experienced it and to which I sometimes long to return.

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