Empathy

Let’s take a video of a tree.

Let’s take a video of a tree growing in our neighborhood. When you stand in front of a tree, you can think about the invisible roots. Talk to the tree in front of you and listen to the voice of its branches and leaves spread wide open to the sky.

If trees were close to our life, we would be able to feel where our food and the things we need for our lives are supplied from, and we will never forget humans as one of the biological networks.

If human life were to move away from nature, we might make the mistake of thinking that we are the only life on the earth.

A single tree can remind us that human life is connected to the forest. We think that a tree in a corner of the city is more important than a commercial building full of ornaments, than a new road that makes us arrive 10 minutes earlier.

In the past, nature and man meant the same thing. We were taking care of the nearby forest and harvesting its bounty. However, people began to take only what they needed and considered inefficiency to be a bad thing. And people gained money and lost life.

Where are the companions of human life? Where does the power to live come from?

古い道をカメラと一緒に

Walking the old streets and taking pictures.

When I walk along an old road, I want to walk slowly. But it’s not easy to walk slowly either. In such a case, we should walk together with a camera. Slowly observe and photograph things that we would normally pass by. The old paths know many things. Many things gather on the old paths.

屋根の上のスズメ
道端に咲く花

If you walk slowly down the old path with your camera, you will find that so many things have passed you by every day. Let’s go at the speed of the old people, the same speed as the other creatures. There is so much to discover there.

桜とヒヨドリ
川辺にカメラを向ける
ヒヨドリ

You only need one small camera or one big camera. Wear comfortable walking shoes and carry a water bottle with good tea. You do not need to carry a map, but you do need to polish your mind’s eye very well. Forget the daily extras well of course.

松にスズメ
小さな滝にカワガラス

Walking the old streets with a camera can be done by one, two or several people. If you can find a little time, take your camera and walk.