Celebrating Fire

Kurama Fire Festival & Burning Man — collage by AleXander Hirka

Their mother had moved to Kyoto, Japan— following her dream. Cellphones and the internet helped. While she was building her new life as a translator, the four kids were also growing into their adult lives in Chicago. They had their own apartments, jobs, relationships — yet stayed close, getting together for dinners, and this past summer even taking an adventurous trip together.