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Katsumi Omori

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Katsumi Omori

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Since 2000, Katsumi Omori (b.1963) has been photographing cherry blossom in bloom all around Japan.
Cherry blossom marks the heyday of spring and also has long been regarded as one of the prominent cultural symbols of Japan. Omori, rather than focusing on the cherry blossom itself, attempts to convey the direct experience of encountering it while he is walking in the mountains.

The book ‘encounter’ consists of 13 photographs that are reproduced with precise rendering of color and crisp details.
Throughout the series, cherry trees appear among and beyond the trees with young leaves and invite the gaze into the space.

The entire atmosphere of space, including light, wind, sound and air, which is actually irreproducible, almost comes tangible on the pages.
This book brings you the sense of elevation that comes recurrently once in every year.

  • MATCH and Company Co., Ltd.
  • 2005 / 24 page / 13 photographs
  • 285mm×300mm / softcover
  • Limited Edition. 700 Copies.
  • MA000_00001
  • Shipping Weight: 0.204Kg


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