It is a Japanese tale, a naturalist stroll around the emotions of adolescence. Four seasons to evoke the feelings, the questionings, the energy of the young Japanese. But also their relationship to the natural elements, water, earth, fire. Summer at the water’s edge, beach games, sand and sea. Universality of adolescent codes. Then autumn in the mountains of Hannamaki. Far from Tokyo, rural and agricultural Japan, rice fields, orchards. The apprentice farmers embrace under the apple trees…
The winter lost at the end of Hokkaido, the whiteness of the landscapes to infinity. The uniforms of high school students stand out on the snow. Sometimes the bodies fall and roll away, the cold awakens numb limbs. And again spring, the festival of “Sakuras”, cherry blossoms. Eternal.
In Tokyo, the universal codes of adolescence brought me from rock bands to high school parties. Urban and colorful wandering. Opening season where bodies awaken to feelings of love.
“Natsu ni Uta u Ningyo”, the song of the sirens in summer: The sea is calm, towards Yamada. Four heads come out of the water. Blue scales, smiling faces. The sirens sing in summer. The bodies are smeared with brown sand.