Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024


Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024

This year's first trip was delayed by 4 hours for takeoff due to snow. The moment I arrived in the lobby of the hotel at my destination, the new year began. On that day, January 1st, at 4:00 PM, "2024 Noto earthquake" occurred. In the midst of a situation where I couldn't take my eyes off the news even while traveling, on the following January 2nd, "2024 Haneda Airport runway collision" happened. The flight scheduled for the 4th, which I was supposed to board, was canceled because it shared the same schedule with the involved passenger plane. Consequently, without being able to secure an alternative flight, I was compelled to extend my stay for an additional 2 days. In the end, I had to take multiple trains to return to Kamakura, where my home is located, turning what was initially a 2-hour journey into a lengthy 9 and a half hours.
Furthermore, during the security check at Haneda Airport on the way there, I heard a rumor that "there should be no issue with ISO 400 film in the latest X-ray inspection," and without requesting a hand check, I let the film pass through the X-ray. As a result, all three films I brought were exposed.
Many things happened at the start of 2024. Nevertheless, I am still alive. I am allowed to live.
The purpose is not just to capture moments with a shutter but to earnestly live in the "now." It is about always placing oneself in the present moment, always, devote yourself to it day in and day out.


北海道 札幌 2024/1

今年最初の旅行は雪の影響で飛行機の離陸が4時間遅延。滞在先のホテルのロビーに着いた瞬間に新年を迎えた。そしてその日、1月1日午後16時に「令和6年能登半島地震」が発生。旅先でもニュースから目を離せない状況の中、翌1月2日には「日本航空516便衝突炎上事故」が起きる。私が乗るはずだった4日の便は、その旅客機と同じスケジュールだったため欠航となった。そのため代替便が取れず2日間の延泊を余儀なくされた。結局自宅のある鎌倉まで列車を乗り継いで戻ることになり、当初2時間の予定が9時間半もかかってしまった。
また、行きの羽田空港での保安検査時に「最新のX線検査ではISO 400のフィルムなら問題ない」という噂を鵜呑みにしてハンドチェックを頼まずX線を通した結果、持参した3本すべて感光させてしまった。
色々なことが起こった2024年のスタート。それでも生きている。生かせてもらえてる。「今」を必死に生きること。シャッターを切ることが目的ではない。「今」のそこに常に自分を置いていくこと。常に、日々精進。

*この旅のメモはnoteに。

Landing in Hokkaido from Tokyo, Dec 31, 2023
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Watching the news about the Noto Peninsula Earthquake of 2024, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Jan 2024
On the train returning from Hokkaido to Tokyo, Jan 2024
On the train returning from Hokkaido to Tokyo, Jan 2024
On the train returning from Hokkaido to Tokyo, Jan 2024
On the train returning from Hokkaido to Tokyo, Jan 2024
On the train returning from Hokkaido to Tokyo, Jan 2024
On the train returning from Hokkaido to Tokyo, Jan 2024