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Good-bye, my dear friends.

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Narita-sans infoshop in Shinjuku became like a second home to me in the last few weeks. I met him for the first time three months ago, during the shooting for RADIOACTIVISTS. But he, and his shop, and the people there, became such good friends… I took some pictures the last time I went there:

Shimokitazawa – Tokyo’s hub of alternative youth culture – to be loved.

Not that much, same same, but as good as ever.

Tomboy Tam and tomboy Julia spent their last day together in Tokyo painting their nails and listening to girly music – and the rain. Which was nice. I’ll miss you so much, Tam, you’ve been a great friend. Don’t forget me, and visit me soon.

Sincerely yours, J.

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on the Radioactivists’ blog about the reception of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japanese art.

Right now there’s another exhibition in the Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo, which shows various installations and, again, the ‘atomic popculture collection’ by Illcommonz, who became the main figure regarding art and activism post-3/11 in Japan, I’d say.

Within this exhibition (called ATOMIC SITE) Clarissa and me have been asked to show our documentary ‘Radioactivists’, as Japan premiere, and we got great responses so far… The exhibition ends on August 7th, that’s also the date of our last screening here in Tokyo. The next day, I’ll be going back to Germany.

Here are some pictures I took during the last two weeks; I’ve also been filming a little, and I plan to make a very short documentary about this exhibition, but that will take a while I guess. But I’ll upload it as soon as I’ll finish, so stay tuned!

Thank you, Arseny, for providing these pictures!

source: 410nonuke

I left Tokyo for a while, due to the rather risky situation there. I don’t know how long I will stay at home, or when I will go back again… I hope everything will turn out to be alright though. Everybody in Tokyo: please stay safe and watch out!

I will stop blogging for a week, I left my camera in Tokyo, too, because I only took the most important things back home.

So, I hope I’m going to be back soon, see you!

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