I had the opportunity to visit the US Embassy Residence in Tokyo last month.
I asked a friend to take a photograph of me standing in the same spot where General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito stood for three photographs at their meeting on 27 September 1945. The 1945 photograph was taken by US Army photographer Lt. Gaetano Faillace in the main reception room on the first floor.
Although the furniture has changed and the thick carpet taken out, the pillars and rounded windows at the rear are unchanged.
The third image is a simple superimposition of the two. A spirit photograph of sorts. One of the principal power spots of modern Japan. A James Joyce domain where space, time and history floats, potent.