In summer 2018, Meri Hallenberg worked in Japan painting at different locations around the main island Honshu. The idea behind the work was an aspiration to observe and document the Japanese summer; its heat, richness and endless greenery of the nature - therefore, painting had to happen in the actual locations. Hallenberg spent her days painting in parks, gardens and forests. Instead of documents, the paintings became hand-crafted memories representing not only the image, but the experience of the certain place.

Works of the series are painted outdoors with watercolor and gouache.