Flowers by Yoshiyuki Okuyama

IDR 680.000,00

1 in stock

There was a gentle calm in my grandmother’s eyes.

She had skinny arms and a hard stoop.

She always wore a purple cardigan.

As I sit in this room all day long,

that is how I remember her.

Curiously enough.

I clearly recall her wrinkles and the tone of her voice,

even though I only saw her a few times a year.

In the late afternoon, the bright light that enters the room

has a color I feel I’m seeing for the first time.

The soft clicks of the shutter dissolve in the light,

accentuating the silence.

What was she thinking about?

To her eyes, how did the light look?

Gazing at the dust neatly gathered by the window,

I slowly release the shutter

with feelings of nostalgia and a little regret.


I must not forget.

We become realized, physically and mentally,

when we reflect ourselves off of other people.


That’s why we always want someone

to listen to our stories.

That's why the color of the light must have been

too lonely on her own.


A conversation with my grandmother.

And the portrait of my life.




Yoshiyuki Okuyama

Size: H261mm × W216mm
Page:152 pages
Binding:Cloth Hardcover

Published in May 2021


book design:Kaoru Kasai, Yuki Adachi

Flower: Megumi Shinozaki (edenworks)

Additional information

Weight 1200 g
Dimensions 35 × 28 × 6 cm
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IDR Indonesian rupiah

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