Born in Tokyo, Hiroko Imada studied at the Tokyo Zokei University and later at The Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). In 1992, Hiroko was awarded the British Council Fellowship for...
It is a long time since I came to London. My memories of Japan fade with the passing of each day. However, certain things will always remain vivid; in particular the colours and images of the four seasons, especially because they are linked with other memories which are unforgettably clear to me. In this series, I was trying to explore the link between my personal and pictorial memories of the four seasons in Japan.
Surely, I believe the Japanese in general have a strong feeling for cherry blossom. I am not the exception. Cherry blossom has always meant something special to me. Many of my memories of spring in Japan are linked with these flowers. When cherry trees are in blossom it is impossible to resist their beauty, even if it makes you sad that this beauty is so fleeting.
April 30, 1997
September 29, 2011
lithograph, nature, print, scenery, Cherry Blossoms, abstruct, black &white, Lithgraphy