Tetsuo Kobori



Ichijodani in Fukui

The location where the wells remain is like a Japanese version of Pompeii.
The time period is different, but Ichijodani was completely destroyed in three days like Pompeii.
It was mystery why there were still scattered wells even if everything else destroyed.
Usually, one in six households had a well. But in Ichijodani every household has two wells.
At that time, foreign culture came from Mikuni port.
The people in Ichijodani secured domestic distribution by using water transport of Lake Biwa that continued to Kyoto.
Echizen Japanese paper and the textile industry developed and the products were transported all over Japan.
With rare foreign imports coming into Mikuni, It is easy to imagine that this small valley population of 10,000 would become a blossoming advanced culture as one of the leading water and distributors in the country. 


The beautiful sea with sun set in the tropical climate.
I saw thunder falling down in the distance.
It reminded me of the sea of clouds that I often went with my colleagues during school days.
Always nature inspire me and makes me starts new projects.


A lower sun altitude makes sun light gentler.
Even if it’s summer, it makes me feel it’s like fall.


It is a photograph exhibition that has been performed using the entire city of Kyoto.
I felt the narrative from this unique portrait, and also felt like that I could see this person’s perspective of life, history, and humanity from his art. It was so mesmerizing.

Outside Village

This small fishing village with a near bay. The stone wall around the village was built to protect against typhoons.
I could feel the harmony between man, nature and architecture. I was just wondering how to recognize forgotten villages, town and architecture. 
There are issues of depopulation and aging, and also it’s difficult to build any architecture because of no connections to roads.
We need to think about there issues including laws and rules.

Anyway, I enjoyed nature, delicious fresh fishes and picturesque stone steps.  

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