Photographer Motonori Shimizu is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘Marginal Lives‘. To see Motonori’s gallery click on any image.
The ‘Marginal Villages’ In Japan are villages that had experienced depopulation. The majority of the remaining residents are over the age of 65 and the villages are in danger of disappearing. As I visited, I grow fascinated by these elderly people that accept everything around them, love their land, and live there gladly.