On the occasion of this 13th issue, the Japanese artist asked 46 participating artists to cultivate a hyacinth, and to give an account of this experience through artistic gestures, including paintings, photographs, poetry, haiku, essays, and observation diaries (with Yukinori Maeda
, Masanao Hirayama
, Benjamin Sommerhalder
, Susan Cianciolo
“Could you try growing a hyacinth?” Just asking these few words, opened a new door for communication. And this was made possible only because they were kind enough to answer my request. I am grateful, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who has shown me, through the course of their lives, how results can be unpredictable and incidents beyond our presumption, and moreover, how time can be full of suspense while taking care of the plant. And to everyone who happened to pick up the magazine, although unconsciously, you may have been sowing new seeds with these new encounters. I was editing the magazine in the hope of this becoming an opportunity for you to pause, look around, and imagine that such things are possible. I would be most delighted to see you enjoy and having a wonderful read.
With Ryoko Aoki, Mai Endo, takanooomiya, Sogo Hiraiwa, Yutaka Kikutake, Yukinori Maeda, Kei Takemura, Futoshi Miyagi, Yuichiro Tamura, Takuya Isagawa, Daigo Takeuchi, Erika Kobayashi, Takako Minekawa, Laetitia Benat, Masanao Hirayama, Takahiro Ito, Yuuka Miyazono, Fumi Oshima, Aoi Nagae, Kouichi Tabata, Fabian Leitgeb, Moire, Michiyo Okada, PUGMENT, Kotaro Okazawa, Yuki Takahashi, Nobuhiro Shimura, Errol van de Werdt, Aiko Koike, Amber Fu, Yurie Nagashima, Makoto Taniguchi, Teppei Kaneuji, Mirei Hattori, Cameron Allan McKean, Kiku Okuda, Benjamin Sommerhalder, Akira Takayama, Shie Okabe, Takashi Ogami, Takehito Koganezawa, Susan Cianciolo, Elein Fleiss.
Here and there
is a graphic magazine (photography
) conceived by Japanese artist Nakako Hayashi and published by Nieves
Born in 1966, Nakako Hayashi become a freelance editor from 2001, after working for Hanatsubaki, the culture magazine published by Shiseido. She has been writing fashion and art articles for Ryu-ko-tsu-shin, Purple and other magazines.