This project's title, 'Fallen Words', is a translation of the Japanese form of storytelling rakugo which relies on limited props and gestures, meaning imagination is fundamental to the telling of a story. Although rakugo is aligned with comedy, its origins are loosely linked to kamishibai, a form of storytelling that uses images to communicate stories with moral undertones. Both rakugo and kamishibai emerged from Buddhist traditions. While they have diverged into their own unique forms of storytelling, with distinct methods, kamishibai in particular has been used to reference Japan's military histories. Accordingly, this visual arts project aims to research and work with forms of storytelling (such as imagination and abstraction) to visualise, through lens-based media, the complexities of Tokyo's incendiary firebombing during WWII.