Tombstone Letter

My mother’s family is from the smallest and least populous of Japan’s four main islands, Shikoku. I spent two and a half months visiting this region of southern Japan, traveling to Shikoku, as well as Kyushu, and the Ryukyu Islands via support from the SMFA Traveling Fellowship.

The series here was created out of those travels, partially spent in the region of Bizen outside of Okayama and visiting the Ehime and Kochi prefectures in Shikoku.

© 2023 Maia Ueoka Lynch