Iki truly has a wonderful, verdant, wild green quality to it, but interspersed with that is all the pieces of modern-day life. From the truck depot near my house to the ubiquitous vending machines (It’s the BOSS), you can’t really ever get to that romanticized version of life that was so popular in the late 1800s. Even with all the rice paddies. But I like the juxtoposition of industry and nature quite a lot.
I think this is some kind of water energy project, as right behind these pipes was a chain fence with a sign on it saying “DANGEROUS!” with lightning bolts. There was also the notable crackle of energy in the air. And right beyond that? The ocean.
I ❤ you, Iki.