Tuesday, 22 June 2010


The swedish half of KofuuSenju Publications (Senju/Matti Sedholm) is moving out of the old studio and in to a new office this week. As some of you have already noticed, there's been little posting here the last week, and unfortunately we won't resume until next week. Please bare with us.

Packing, carrying, sorting, driving, dragging, sweaty and frustrated. How on earth did all this stuff accumulate in such a short time? And what do I need it for? All the seven levels of buddhist hell fits into the simple act of moving!

(photography by Matti Sedholm depicting recent work by Horiyoshi III, Yokohama, Japan april 2010)

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Basho Haiku #1 (new series).

Summer grasses.

All that remains

of warriors dreams.

(Basho 1644-1694)

(photograph of homeless men in Ueno park, Tokyo, oct 2007, captured by Matti Sedholm)

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Formative stages.

The line up of books in the works is set to four now. Much of the photography is already done, exept for the book about Nakamura-san, which we possibly shoot in Fukuoka somewhere in November this year. More ideas for books always pop up in the mind, but for now there's is formatting, developing and processing photographs, selecting and sorting, designing, choosing paper, changing amounts of pages, deciding typefaces, calling the printers, pre-marketing and quite a few other things.

(photograph by Matti Sedholm, Horiyoshi III's Ise Cho studio, Yokohama, Japan 2010)

Monday, 14 June 2010

(photograph by Matti Sedholm, Koto-in, Kyoto, Japan 2009)

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Blue heron at the Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima.

Lightening -

Heron's cry

Stabs the darkness

(Haiku by Basho 1644-1694)

(photograph made by Alex reinke, Hiroshima, Japan 2009)

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Fudo Myoo.

Studio interior, Horiyoshi III's studio in Noge, Yokohama, Japan.

(photograph by Matti Sedholm, Yokohama, Japan 2010)

Monday, 7 June 2010

Irezumi tradition of Horiyoshi III.

Recent work in progress by Horiyoshi III.

(photograph made by Matti Sedholm, Yokohama, Japan in april 2010)