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A small flake of snow
Came floating down
Onto my forefinger
Onto its tip
Heaven's messenger as it were

A small flake of snow
Arrived floating
Melted on my forefinger
Melted on its tip
Before telling me heaven's message

 - Michio Mado

Traditionally the Japanese have many celebrations connected to nature. The changing of the seasons leads to beautiful poems to be written and art to be created. With this in mind IBASHO wishes to celebrate the approaching winter with the exhibition ‘Hatsuyuki’, a group exhibition honouring the first snow. Through the works of 17 Japanese photographers and 5 Western photographers the beauty of a white, wintery world will be shown.