by Graziella Antonini
Graziella Antonini is a graduate of the School of Applied Arts in Vevey, Switzerland. Her photographic works spans architecture and documentary. She regularly exhibits in various galleries throughout Switzerland as well as abroad.
“Although I have visited Japan several times, it has often been in the autumn when bright reds and yellows are commonplace throughout the landscape. This however was my first trip during spring and seeing the blooming of the cherry trees was such an experience! So many people are wandering throughout Tokyo’s parks, their heads tilted towards the sky. It was contagious and I too was transfixed. The Japanese word “hanami” refers to the traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers. After encountering this experience I begun to understand its true meaning.”