Photographer Hiroshi Hatano’s picture provides a youthful and refreshing cover for this Weeks book.
Spring Day is a photograph that was featured as the key visuals for Hatano’s exhibition held in February 2020.
“Trying to explain one of my photographs in detail is really embarrassing,” Hatano told us, but he was able to give us this background information.
It was a year ago when I took this picture, on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We were at the penguin pool at the zoo, I think—or maybe it was beavers.
The cherry blossoms began to fall, and the petals collected on the pool’s surface, casting shadows underneath.
I’d always focused on the petals themselves—never on their shadows. Their blurry outlines dotting the image was gorgeous, like silhouette art.
It’s fun to discover new things by changing your perspective, or focusing on the big picture.
The cover is printed with a glossy PP treatment to make the details in the photo as crisp and beautiful as possible.
The cover is foil-pressed in silver, with 2021 on the front and the Hobonichi logo and ©Hatano Hiroshi on the back.
This Weeks book will be a joy to use when you can look at this stunning photograph again and again.
When you order this Hobonichi Techo Weeks, you’ll receive a clear, adhesive corner pocket you can stick anywhere you like.