I made these images from landscape photos of Tohoku region, stricken area of Tohoku earthquake, and the photos of its inhabitantsâ€™ hands. Some are posing as they like, the others having paper cranes, which I made to pray and pass my wish for their happiness. Little by little, the memories of the disaster are fading outside Tohoku; the victims are still saying: â€œeven if you canâ€™t help us, it will relieve us that you remember us and what we told you about the earthquakeâ€. Theyâ€™ve wanted to tell, weâ€™ve wanted to listen to them for our humanity, and they and we will never want to forget what they told and tried to tell. I took the pictures of their hands as the stories without words, and am about to pass them to others.