Komorebi/Tree Escape Sun
This project was made in Tokyo and Aokigahara, a dense and expansive forest at the base of Mt Fuji, widely known as ‘The Suicide Forest’. It is a place where people go to find solace and security in isolation, driven often, ironically, to escape the oppressive isolation that can exist in life among others. It is a place to lose oneself and, in the process, assert one’s own subjugated will, identity, despair. It is a chosen, rather than an enforced, lostness.
The project juxtaposes the forest with the chaotic, inhuman, alienating environment of Tokyo in an attempt to explore what is driving so many people to this place; to this solution.