IBASHO / the(M)éditions, 2021. Edition of 500 copies. Softcover, 96 pp., color illustrated throughout, 210 x 300 mm. Photographs by Yoshinori Mizutani. Text by Yoshinori Mizutani (English, Japanese). Design by Akiko Wakabayashi.
Cherry blossoms are so beautiful that I don’t think I’ve spent as much time looking at anything else. Facing a sakura tree my eyes shift from one petal to another from one flower to another until the whole picture is grasped.
In ‘SAKURA’ I attempt to visualize the move of my observing eyes and crystallize the visual experience of meditating and wandering upon the blooming tree. As a result the images show that photography captures not only a specific moment but also the passing of time”