Bird, Night, and then

















Hardcover: 156 pages


Size: 230mm x 175mm x 25mm


55 editions only

11,500 JPY plus shipping fee



◎Photo / A part of the illustration / Text / Edit / Print / Bookbinding: Kenji Chiga


◎English editor: Ali Baghani, Yurika Miyoshi, Priyanka Chharia, Takeru Suzuki


◎Concept, edit and art-direction: developed in the 2016 photo book making masterclass by Yumi Goto, Sandra van der Doelen and Teun van der Heijden, in collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold.






English:Order page

Mukesh was in the free school in Bihar, India.

He had a dream of becoming a doctor since childhood. that's why, he could live straight towards the goal.

But for him who wanted to save a sickly father by becoming a doctor, his father's death led to a loss of purpose, and he crushed by his anxiety and lost sight of his way.



In this country, The main reason why many students commit suicide is that they can't take the way of hope that they know, because of caste discrimination, pressure from families and anxiety about the future.

Liberation from poverty, expectations from parents, future possibilities, and answers to it are not so many as they can choose.

But was it really the only answer?

Mukesh decided to proceed the new way that he had been interested for some time back as the next possibility of his own, and his family forgave that as well.


Only this visible world and situation now is not all of our life.

He left for Delhi in search of a new life.

Beyond that, a bright future is not always waiting, so that choice requires courage.

Nothing will change if you stop.

By taking a new step, the night of his solitude and suffering heads for dawn.A new world where light is shining, beautiful and full of possibility, will start from right there.



※This body of work is inspired by true-life events. I worked closely with my subject in order to write the text in the book, which was derived from the letter that I received from him and some interviews.