Miho Kajioka: Tanzaku (Handmade Edition)
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Tanzaku is Miho Kajioka's latest edition. Self-published, fully handmade and numbered.
Tanzaku are small vertical poem cards that originated from the 14th century.
'In Japan, there are certain dimensional standards for many things, such as kimono, tatami mat, kakejiku (hanging scrolls) and many things in Japanese architecture. It will not work if they are a bit bigger or smaller. Those dimensions makes things perfectly beautiful and that is why those dimensions stay as they are for hundreds of years. The Tanzaku size is one of them, and I think it is because this size has some kind of magical effect to make things look perfectly beautiful.' And so the architect explained, and told me that my pictures would look best in this size. I tried and he was right." - Miho Kajioka
The edition consists of 3 leporello books with images on both sides that can also serve as art objects. They come in a kiri wooden box, made by artisanal specialists.
Publisher: Self-published, 2021
Author: Miho Kajioka
Photographer: Miho Kajioka
Graphic Design: Miho Kajioka
Format: 3 leporello books in wooden box
Size: 41 x 30 cm, 3 x 22 pages
Edition: Made to order