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Flying Carp and Me

Flying Carp and Me  2014


In Japan, when a boy is born, there's a tradition to decorate with gigantic carp made of cloth to wish he will grow up strong and healthy.


When I was born, my grandma bought me a flying carp. My carp didn't fly a lot because I grew up mentally sick, dropped out high school, and ended up as hikikomori (did nothing but stay inside the room) for 6 years.

After the Great East Japan earthquake, I found my carp in my collapsed house.

So I tailored my flying carp into a suit, dived into the sky with disappeared wishes.

僕とこいのぼり (2014)





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