Hanabi

Rinko Kawauchi

£30.00

Edition : First / Tokyo / Little More / 2001 / Softcover. / Near Fine / Neat Fine
4to, Unpaginated (132pp). White wraps with dustwrap and Obi. Numerous Colour plates. Text in Japanese and English.

Osaka, Chiba, Gunma, Kanagawa, Tokyo… racetracks, hot springs towns, and the riverside… through “Hanabi,” Kawauchi makes her way to anywhere fireworks fly. The wind of the summer night, children running along the banks, clouds bringing short-lived rain showers, the sweet-and-sour aroma of apples drifting from the street stalls… the beautiful and uneasy sadness. We are drawn in by a dance of lights and colors, and in the blink of an eye, an elegant and sensory party draws to a close. One wonders: what was it that Kawauchi saw in the fireworks, and what is it that lies beyond them?