Osamu Yokonami
Mizugi

Seasons Series #1  |  Spring

Book

Editor, designer and publisher of Japanese artist and photographer Osamu Yokonami’s limited edition photo-book Mizugi.

Seasons Series is a quarterly book series in which a unified curated category of artists cumulate under one and the same provision, however with changing perceptions from each artist’s particulate frame of reference. Each edition distinguishes itself through the selection of alternating artists and its varied content, however, its size, page count and all-in-one technical designs are invariable. The first 25 copies of each publication come as a special edition, each containing a signed print.

Drawing inspiration from South Korean film director Kim Ki-duk’s majestic filmmaking of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring, where the protagonist, portrayed by various actors throughout each season, is left by a parental figure at an isolated lake and its floating monastery. Although the film specifically focuses its narrative on the shifting nature of the seasons and further influencing the protagonist’s fosterage, Seasons Series center on its simple, yet profound ideas, its spirituality and human passions, regardless of season — where the works can be perceived differently, depending on the season.

21,5 cm x 27,5 cm (8.5” x 10.8”). 32 pages. 18 color plates. Offset printed paperbound hardcover. Linen thread bound. White headband. Typography on front cover, spine and back cover in white foil. Special edition of 25 copies, numbered, in paperboard slipcase, screen printed in white, with signed original print.

Published by Libraryman, 2018.

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  • Osamu Yokonami — Mizugi — Book
  • Osamu Yokonami — Mizugi — Book
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  • Osamu Yokonami — Mizugi — Book
  • Osamu Yokonami — Mizugi — Book
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