photo via Futatsumata-san’s blog
I would love to get my hands on School Road, a new photo book published by Plancton. The idea was to photograph paths and roads all across the country that children use to commute to school. Some of the fondest memories I have of growing up in the outskirts of Tokyo were the walks and bicycle rides to school. There were huge slopes and odd tunnels and I still murkily recall some common faces I would see each morning.
Although my commute was not quite as lush and rural as the picture above, it wasn’t too far off. Volume 1 covers 13 prefectures with each prefecture receiving the treatment of a photographer who grew up there. Tokyo is covered by Saori Tao.