Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in association with Getsuyosha Limited / Yutaka Kambayashi, Tokyo, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101025
2002/2003. First edition, second printing. Limited edition of 500 unnumbered copies, signed (in English, "M. Daido") in silver marker recto the half-title page by Moriyama. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers (published only in wraps), with photographically illustrated dust jacket with French folds, in a cardboard slipcase (with debossed printed title). Photographs and text by Moriyama. Designed by Naomichi Kawahata. Includes a photographically illustrated folded broadsheet laid-in (14 1/4 x 19 7/8 inches), with text by Moriyama (in English and Japanese, translated by Lisa Louis and Hitoshi Shigeta) and 14 additional black and white reproductions. 608 pp., with 608 black and white plates, beautifully printed full-bleed by Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., Japan. 10 x 7 1/4 inches.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (signed by Moriyama before shrink-wrapped).
One of the best books published on Moriyama's work, reminiscent (in design and raw, gritty photographic style), of 'Bye, Bye Photography, Dear '(1972) and his first book 'Japan: A Photo Theater' (1968). One of the very best photography books published in recent years, and certain to become a landmark book of Moriyama's work! From the publisher: "A few decades since then, Shuji Terayama has already died, and the current town of Shinjuku shows signs of becoming a near future city. The real and the virtual, pleasure and pathos are entangled night and day, and this becomes a huge stadium where the gathering crowds wander, holding their raggle taggle desires. There is no place for which words such as "melting pot" or "purgatory" are more suited than the town of Shinjuku."