Photographer's Note

This photograph is taken in the Zizou shopping center in Tokyo Sugamo. On both sides of the approach which reach Kogan-ji with a Togenuki Jizo (thorn-pulling Jizo), there stand in a row for many stops, such as a senior-oriented clothes shops, restauransts, and general dealer etc. The age of those who are walking seems to be over 70 years old. They will be pleasure to drop in at a shop, and buy some goods or have a meal wholly after worshipping at a temple. There do not have anything in this place even the atmosphere of the dissatisfaction to reality community or creativity. It seems to be covered the feeling of a share which is together with the same age and faith called worship. Although I do not do criticism good/bad in particular, it is a fact that reality community is constituted holding such persons. This photograph photographs the place where the elderly woman has stopped in front of the age-oriented shop dealing in cheap apparels.

The elderly women who purifies the body of Togenuki Jizo: workshop

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