Michael Kenna is a world-renowned photographer and artist based in Seattle, USA. Yvonne Meyer-Lohr is a designer and author based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
"Having spent decades photographing Japan, Michael Kenna presents the country's sea, land, trees, sky and 'spirit' in this handsome collection of elegant black-and-white photos. No neon signs, crammed trains or jostling crowds disfigure his minimalist landscapes of fenceposts in snow, raked gravel, lanterns in a forest, a single tree in a sea of white. His is an idealized, austere and meditative Japan that may exist only in his mind and camera, but every image is a tranquil benediction."