There is an impact crater formed around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago, the last ice age, by a meteorite crash in a certain mountain. Despite the fact that the crater was proven to be created by a meteorite, the meteorite itself has not yet been found even after many years of investigation. Based on one of these contradictions in the natural world, this work attempts to visualize what happened in the distant past through photographs to fill in the gaps between a series of consecutive things. The title of the work, “Amayekio”, is derived from the name of an imaginary mountain before the meteorite crashed.
Born in Niigata Prefecture in 1997 and currently lives in Tokyo. Currently enrolled in the Photography and Media Area of the Master's Course in Media Art at the Graduate School of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University. Based on detailed research related to the concept of his works, he pursues realistic fiction by recreating imaginary events and stories through photography. Major awards include PITCH GRANT Finalist (Kyoto|2021), T3 STUDENT PROJECT Grand Prix (Tokyo|2020), and New Cosmos of Photography Excellence Award (Tokyo|2020).
This is a beautiful and mysterious series of images that bring us to the site of a meterorite impact in the present day, many eons after the event. It is a reflection both on the passage of time and the apparent invisibility of natural history in the environment.