"Sakura, the cherry blossom, is inseparable from Japanese culture. For centuries it has been a metaphor for the transitory nature of life, symbolizing transience and grace. In the photography book 'Japan. Fleeting Encounters', Stefan BONESS explores the historical and cultural dimensions underlying the presence of his images.
In his photographic volume 'Japan. Fleeting Encounters' Stefan BONESS captures the fleeting atmosphere of Japanese spring and creates a melancholic portrait of a country that is modern and at the same time deeply rooted in ancient traditions." (© Jovis Verlag, 2016)