May of 2012; my dear father had just passed away from a 6 year battle with leukaemia. I actually had this trip booked with my good friend Sean McGrath at the same time all of this was happening with my father. The trip was cancelled so I could be by his side during his battle with that dreadful cancer. After his passing this trip was re organized and I found myself in the midst of Tokyo with a good friend, a few cameras and a somewhat shattered reality. My father had just died and I was feeling isolated and lonely in my mind and heart. I found myself in a land that many deem to be isolating at its core. The range of emotions I felt during this week and half in Tokyo and Kyoto were deep and impacting on me. I will never forget what an indelible mark this trip made on me during this time of my life.