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Sakura, meaning cherry blossom, is a magical time in Japan declaring the arrival of spring. For a precious few weeks, the landscape in any one place is transformed into an enchanted wonderland, as the cherry blossom front sweeps north across the country.

This annual event holds an important cultural significance. The sudden appearance then swift disappearance echoes life; bringing a positive but reflective power.

The real beauty is not visual, but in the way the viewer is made to feel. This is described by the Japanese concept ‘mono no aware’.

In the same way, the individual images in this book attempt to conjure an emotion about each location. They use this period of time and miniature flower as a guide around central Japan, observing a deeply traditional but integrally progressive country.

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Publish Date  December 03, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  80 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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niina_rox90

niina_rox90 says

absolutely love it!

posted at 03:43am Nov 20 PST

brechti

brechti says

a beautiful book. story telling pictures and a gorgeous composition.

posted at 11:48am May 21 PST

anyaichimei

anyaichimei says

Excellent Book~
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posted at 06:41pm May 09 PST

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Ce livre est tout à fait magnifique, je crois qu'il vaut la peine d'être vu. Des images exquises, un délice à regarder. Bravo!

posted at 02:52am Apr 06 PST

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