Michael Kenna’s upcoming book, Forms of Japan.

In case you missed it on Michael Kenna’s Facebook page, below is a sneak peek of his newest book Forms of Japan. Make sure to get a copy of this incredible book, the release date is September 25th, 2015!


Michael Kenna, Yvonne Meyer-Lohr (Author) and Curt Holtz (Publisher) reviewing pages at Longo Press in Bozen, Italy.

11412064_10153514819199529_2584858414036391321_oForms of Japan, designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organized into five chapters and includes 250 black and-white photographs by Michael Kenna taken over the course of 30 years. This collection of stunning and meditative photographs show us the coast and sea of Japan, snowy rice fields, Mount Fuji, Buddhist temples, and more.

10988297_10153514819074529_6345312720840563988_oHot off the press, this book is ready for the bindery!

11225291_10153514819129529_4655017965904297070_oForms of Japan is composed of quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa, and others, providing a contemplative portrait of a country better known for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna’s traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well-known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku.