Sokerissa – Homeless Dance Performance in Tokyo

Sokerissa are a dance group for homeless people based in Tokyo. I initially found out about them through Matsuyoshi san, who I have been working on a photo documentary with. He is a member and invited me to come to rehearsals. I have been going along for a few months and  tonight I saw the first of three performances this weekend in Higashi Ikebukuro Chuo … Continue reading Sokerissa – Homeless Dance Performance in Tokyo

Homeless in Tokyo – Day 4

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that last week I spent 2 days with Matsuyoshi san – a homeless man in Tokyo on my second stint sleeping on the streets. I slept terribly on the first night and would hazard a guess that I managed half an hour of sleep, but felt surprisingly chipper the following day. As I mentioned in my day … Continue reading Homeless in Tokyo – Day 4

Homeless In Tokyo – Day 3

I came back to stay with Matsuyoshi san again for a couple of nights from last night. Since I have to work too, I am not currently able to do a long unbroken stint of staying with him, but I’m finding that doing it this way gives me time to take in and process what I learnt last time. I have noticed since doing this … Continue reading Homeless In Tokyo – Day 3