Far and Near: About Goro Kakei
little gift books
12.8 x 1.3 x 18cm / 5 x 0.5 x 7"
"He was a man with a flaming beast inside."
His creativity was boundless until he passed away in the fall of 2021 at the age of 91. The collection in the Kobuchizawa archive contains more than 20,000 pieces of sculptures, drawings, glass, prints, and art objects.
“When you meet him, do you ever feel a sense of anguish that you will never see him again? Goro Kakei appeared out of nowhere. He was a man with a flaming beast inside him, and when he was near me, I could feel the constant heat of his presence. It is hard to believe that he has stopped moving. I wanted to gather up all the pieces of what I could remember before everything was drowned out."
-Makoto Saeki, author.
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This is a collection of words, photographs, and fragments of drawings. The casual nonchalant approach offers a unique glimpse into the life of Kakei Goro.
Author: Makoto Saeki
Book Design: Yuri Abelson
Photo: Junko Miura
Proofreading: Yuko Fujiyoshi
Special thanks to Goro Kakei Foundation
Bound in a single volume/ French Fold
B6（182 x 128 mm) 80 pages
All text in Japanese
Book club meeting: we’ll meet to exchange opinions about the book with the author, Makoto Saeki, Yukie Masumoto of Little Gift Books, and Yuri Abelson who designed the book. At Postalco Shop.
6/3 (Sat) 7pm~ Admission is free.
※ Registration closed as seats are full.