A Japanese television crew documenting the book work at the studio, Mino, Japan


Documenting the work for the upcoming exhibition


Here I am being captured folding down pages of a book


A second film crew shooting the artists for a news report broadcast on Japan television nationwide. During the questionnaire, I was careful not to insult the conditions of the place, My interpretor was also nervous that I may have voiced my concerns. In Japanese culture, showing any emotions is not common practice. Hence, If I was asked about the residency in terms of either good or bad, I would promptly answer, maybe leaving an ambiguous answer of not really offending anyone.

Minopaper Richard Bolai ©2008