First edition, first and only printing. Signed in kanji on the first page by Yamamoto. Soft cover. Debossed wrappers made of black Fabriano (published only in wraps) in cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Masao Yamamoto. Texts (in English and Japanese) by Shintaro Ajioka (English translation by Yumiko Urae) and Hiromi Nakamura, Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (English translation by Lisa Louis and Hitoshi Shigeta), in a separate 10-page folding insert. 112 pp. with 80 four-color plates, on lush Italian paper. 9-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 copies.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine slipcase.
From the publisher: "The photographs of Japanese artist Masao Yamamoto remind one of postcards or snapshots, records of intimate moments that are at once fleeting and eternal, private and universal. Bent, frayed and stained, the jewel-like prints -- most of which are small enough to fit into the palm of a hand -- transcend their medium and become more than their subject."