Photographer's Note

The yellow building used to be a small store taht sold foods. But it is closed now, cuz people don't buy anything in such an old store but instead of it we have convinient stores in everywhere, where the place is clean and modern.

When I first looked at this store, it reminded me of my childhood, I used to go to this kind of store to buy morning breads and it was run by a mid-thirties woman and her son was one of my class mates.

Shouwa nostalgia
ran into your neighbour hoods
to buy your morning breads
she knew why you went over to her store
she knew what you bought the other day
she knew what you did in the class room
and she even spelled out your name

Note :Shouwa is one of the ways of counting years in Japan, it ended 18 years ago. It is counted by the reign of the Emperor(actually he DOESN'T reign in Japan though), so it changes along with when the Emperor pass away. Now it is Heisei period.(Heisei 18th this year, the Heisei Emperor replaced with the Shouwa Emperor 18 years ago)
It is quite confusing system because most people asks your date of birth by the Emperor year, even if I get an answer that it is year of Shouwa 26th I just can't caliculate the age off from it. Everythings are asked in this way in Japan. Especially in goverment office.

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