This is a long-term project I have been working on since the beginning of 2013. The focus of this work is the end of the Hirosegawa river in Sendai, Japan. This small and seemingly unremarkable river is an important part of the lives of those around it. The river, as well as its farm plots, parks and trails, provide an escape from the busy and mostly urban lives of the Sendai-city dwellers. Since many the homes in the city lack the space for significant agriculture, many crops for local markets are grown on small plots that are either owned or rented by those living nearby.
The Hirosegawa has changed since my first time visiting it nearly 10 years ago. The goal of this ongoing project is to document both the river and its people and how they change over time.