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The 136-page publication is arranged by season through the work of photographer Risaku Suzuki who visited the chapel over the course of a year, capturing the changing conditions and atmosphere of the building and its interaction with the surrounding nature. Risaku Suzuki’s images interleaf the texts which include an essay by Japanese author Toshiyuki Horie; a conversation between the photographer Thomas Struth, David Chipperfield and Hideyuki Osawa (client and Director of Boenfukyukai Foundation) and landscape architect Marcia Iwatate.

The book is bound with an exposed spine and printed on Takeo Satogami paper, reminiscent of the traditional washi paper. It is designed by John Morgan studio, produced by Boenfukyukai Foundation in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects and published in English and Japanese, distributed by Lixil Publishing, Tokyo, and Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne.