In Japanese legends “Hitodama” represents a light-ball, a light-soul that detaches itself from the body in the moment of death. “Hitodama” is the attempt to explore Tokyo from a subjective view and understand the idea of suicide which seems both omnipresent as abstract term „passenger injury“ which is visible on the train panelsbut absent as concrete social phenomenon. By following the foot steps of a fictional character through Tokyo the medium of photography is reflected as a medium of fiction and story telling rather than one of depicting reality. Not that what is or has been shall speak from the pictures, but what could have been. By illustrating a possible, however in this form fictional reality the mystery shines through, which has become a mystery itself in a digitalised and rationalised world.