外人の年: a photo diary (2014-2015)

Gaijin no Toshi captures, in photographs, the year in which I resided in Tokyo, Japan, as an exchange student at the University of Tokyo. While it was a happy year, full of friendship and wonder, it was also a year of awakenings, as well as a year of renewed perspectives. As the title suggests, while I very much grew to nurture my love for the country, it was also a year in which my sense of home – of furusato – ironically necessitated a return back to my own hometown in Singapore, a decision that altered the way I looked at all things Japanese.