"JAPAN" par Michael KENNA. Editions Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona. 2003.
Exemplaire signé par Michael Kenna.
"JAPAN" par Michael KENNA. Editions Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona. 2003. Edition originale. in-4 carré, couverture en soie rouge, titre estampé, sous emboîtage cartonné recouvert de soie noire. Non paginé. Texte bilingue japonais / anglais, introduction de Khotaro Iizawa, illustré de 95 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, pleine page. Exemplaire avec un envoi autographe de Michael Kenna.
"Michael Kenna first visited Japan in 1987 for a one-person exhibition at what was then the Gallery MIN in Tokyo's Meguro district. During that short stay it seems that a "seed of a journey" was somehow planted in him. Based on my own experience, it is not possible to predict when, where or in what form a "seed" will enter a person. It is probably the mischief of a capricious spirit of the land. Before you know it, a seed has been sown, it sprouts and starts to grow. It grows large, leaves flourish, the branches get longer and the plant bears fruits. When this happens, a person feels the need to visit that land once again. The call of the journey - that deeply familiar feeling, has taken over. That is how the "seed of a journey" which was planted inside a photographer grew to a sufficient size by the end of the 1990s. Kenna then began to visit Japan more frequently, making six trips in the last two years. From the north of Japan to the south, in other words from Hokkaido to Kyushu and Okinawa, he traveled throughout almost the entire country, continuously making photographs. A traveler with this much devotion is unusual among Japanese people. In this way, the ninety-five photographs that make up this book were made..." Khotaro Iizawa. Ref LPB0331