Masahisa Fukase is probably best known for his book The Solitude of Ravens, which truly is beautiful. Right now, through August 30th, 2015, his exhibit From Window can be visited as part of a show of 8 Japanese photographers, at l’Église Sainte-Anne in Arles, France. On the walls are a series of pictures made through a window of his home, featuring his then wife and muse Yohko.
We just got Fukase’s latest book, Wonderful Days, which is a collection of everyday moments featuring his cats Kabo and Hebo, pictures taken over several years back in the days of his marriage. Time is key. The situations are well known for those of us who have lived or live with fur babies. The skill lies in fixing these sometimes ordinary, sometimes surreal moments on film, and having enough diversity to edit them into a book. Which is nicely done by the publisher, roshin books. It comes in a handy size, the printing is done well, the material, binding and finishing fits the feel of the whole project, and it smells good, which doesn’t hurt at all!
1st edition of 800, publisher Atsushi Saito, book design Katsuya Kato.