17 x 22 cm. 96 pages. 73 color plates. Offset printed paperbound hardcover. Linen thread bound. Dustcover in offset, with typography on front cover, spine and flaps in gold foil. Grape headband.
Published in 2023.
A few tenths of a second one spends rolling is a moment beyond our control. This is the moment when each individuality emerges, whether it’s a character, a gift, or a result of hard work (although one might not consider denguri-gaeri as hard work). This moment captures the very unique 間 (ma)—which generally means ‘personal space’ or ‘timing’ —of that individual.
This 間 (ma) expressed in Tumble corresponds to the 間 (ma)—also meaning ‘terms’ or ‘relationship’ — that one forms through interaction with society.
Osamu Yokonami (b. 1967, Japanese) sees it as a fundamental and intriguing nature of our existence.
Photographs made between 2005 and 2023 in Japan and Taiwan.
The book contains a foreword, in Japanese, written by novelist Seiko Ito (b. 1961, Japanese), with an English translation.
Special edition of 25 copies, numbered, with signed original print.