SNOWFLAKES DOG MAN by Hajime Kimura (Signed)
CEIBA Editions, 2019, First edition of 450 copies
The book has three parts. The first one, the small book, is a record of when Kimura's father was alive; the second one, the bigger book, depicts the places Kimura visited after his father was gone. The third one, which is the thinner bound booklet inserted into the bigger book, is modified with what was found in his father's room when he cleaned up his belongings after he passed away.
"It was just a family album, from when I was born till my early 20s’. For me, this booklet was one of the big reasons that I would like to make a book for this project. Although I didn’t mention in the previous answer, when paging the album, some moments didn't come to me. Strangely I couldn’t remember the situations in the photographs at all, despite them being taken by someone when I was in the early 20's."
"In some photographs I was smiling, and in some I was not. There was a contradiction deep in my mind, I wanted to know the reasons, but at the same time I didn’t want to know the reasons. Both happened one after the other. I thought that the album could be the representation for the memory to connect both books, and including such an ambiguous memory, this could be the whole answer for what the family was to me".