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Once Upon a Time Breathing Apparatus for Breathable Air

2015
Modified Samurai Radiation Protection Armor
Installation photographs by Kenji Morita
Once Upon a Time Breathing Apparatus for Breathable Air
Once Upon a Time Breathing Apparatus for Breathable Air is an eerie amalgamation of Fukushima’s venerable history and its poisoned present: a Modified Samurai Radiation Protection Armor, a Level A hazmat suit incorporating pieces of centuries-old samurai armour donated by the homeowner, a local horseman who traces his ancestry back to Japan’s feudal warriors.



 
Filmed in Fukushima and the exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

Special thanks to:
Don’t Follow the Wind, Kenji Kubota, Masashige Iida, Tohru Matsushita, Yutaro Midorikawa, Kota Takeuchi, Kantaro Tanaka, Morio Yaguchi, Jason Waite