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Sakura (cherry blossoms) from Japan Tobacco, designed by Kenya Hara: Rather than resorting to a specific image of cherry blossoms, I planned an empty design that would capture and respond to all the different cherry blossom images in the viewers’ minds. The very faint pink is taken from Tsugishikishi, a paper used by the calligrapher Onono Tofu in the Heian Period (794-1185). When you open the package, there appears a translucent paper inner lining with a tie-dyed cherry blossom print.

Blow Up by Shin Dokho

“Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”
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