Introducing “Autumn in Japan: An Ink Painter’s Travel Journal” at Volumes Zurich 2022

It is Autumn again. While the leaves fall and creatures slowly head to their burrows, I am finally ready to leave mine. To release a brand new book, and more frequent blog posts.

This new book is titled “Autumn in Japan: An Ink Painter’s Travel Journal”.

About Autumn in Japan

Almost exactly four years ago I left for a month in Japan with a sketchbook in my backpack to paint the Autumn season. What I am releasing in November 26, however will be much more than that. It will be an 85-page long tribute to the centuries-old tradition of the Japanese literary travel diary. And I hope you will join me on this slow, poetic, visual excursion through a different side of Japan. The side I most admire – a quiet inner space somewhere between nature, words and images.

There is so much to celebrate and so many people to thank, I hope some of you will come to Zentralwaescherei on November 26-27. Right now though, I am thinking of all of you following my journey who are not here in Zurich. I have a few things planned to bring you along.

What comes next

First, “Autumn in Japan” will be available to pre-order before November 26. I am not releasing the exact date, because that will go out to all my past edition supporters and journey followers first. To be the first to know when pre-order is open all you have to do is subscribe to my e-letter “The Art Journey” through the box on my landing page http://mafaldatenente.com. Scroll a little, type your email, click subscribe. Nothing else.

Second, I am bringing back zen Mondays. I am picking up my brushes again and my quiet slow corner of the week is going to be switching “homes”. I hope some of you will move with me. Another post on that coming soon!

Art Book Fair Details:

Volumes Zurich 2022, Art Publishing Days

26 November 1-8pm

27 November 12-7pm

Zentralwaescherei, Neue Hard 12, 8005 Zurich


About Mafalda Tenente Editions

My publications are handmade art books in small volume editions. Slow books for quiet moments, shining a light on details of Japanese arts and celebrating the beauty of the seasons. A cultural publishing bridge between Switzerland, Portugal and Japan through the lens of ink painting.

Follow @mtenente for art related content, or subscribe to the “Art Journey” newsletter through the main landing page https://mafaldatenente.com to hear about new edition launches firsthand.


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