217 Views of the Tokaido Line


In the spirit of the great Japanese travel artists – Hiroshige, Basho and Hosai – I captured 217 video and text fragments from a trip to Japan with my 9-year-old daughter.

Rather than sharing my personal anecdotes, I wanted to evoke the impersonal experience of contemporary travel with its ephemeral jolts and folding repetitions. Maybe the reason why we travel is not to expand our own on-going story, but to find new inputs that shuffle our personal and expanding databases.

Have a look.

You may have to be patient with the quicktime download.