edited by

Elizabeth Ellsworth + Jamie Kruse


Zuihitsu: Chapter Bridges

Zuihitsu 7

"I am amazed by the fragile
state of things despite all the economic
and technological 'strength' Japan has
been so proud of… Was our achievement
of the past several decades a house of
cards? The media often uses the phrase
'beyond assumption' for the disaster,
meaning that its force was beyond
architectural requirements. But I can't help
sensing a more fundamental disruption
between our norm and the reality."
– Toyo Ito, Project Japan Metabolism Talks...
Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, © National Land Image Information
(Color Aerial Photographs), Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 1975.