…laid to rest

White elephant

The White Elephant

The whole rationale of the white elephant is that it should be utterly useless. Venerated, perhaps, but in practical terms a burdensome extravagance designed to ruin the recipient.

Japanese schoolbook

Kyoto’s textbook history

The International Manga Museum in Kyoto is a must-visit for anybody with an interest in comics and graphic novels – and even if you’re not a fan, it’s still worth spending time there.

Homemade elephant

The Homemade Elephant

In many ways, this is the archetypal, the original elephant. Not because of its age or the length of time that I’ve had it but because of its provenance.

The Tickets

Each ticket is an entry point to the past. Admission is free.

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The Unknown Boys

A found photograph. A lost group of boys.

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The Elephants

I don’t collect elephants. They just seem to gather around me.

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Family ties

Family stories, lost and found.

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People

Places

Poetry

Relics

The remains

More remains...

Leftovers from elsewhere

Dead Real

The start of a long journey

Dead Things

Documenting death and decay in the neighbourhood

Dead Paper

Everything which would ordinarily go into the waste paper basket after use