Publisher: Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101789
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 100 copies signed in English and in black marker on the title page by Moriyama, and numbered on the colophon page. Includes an original gelatin silver print (image size 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches, paper size 8 x 10 inches), signed and numbered verso in kanji and English, enclosed a clear Mylar envelope laid in. Hardcover. White paper-covered boards with title blind-stamped in Japanese and English on front and spine, and a photographically illustrated dust jacket printed in silver metallic on black paper, contained in a gray heavy cardstock slipcase blind-stamped with title on front and spine. Photographs and text in Japanese and English by Daido Moriyama. Designed by Rie Shimoda. Unpaginated (48 pp.), with 44 full-bleed black and white plates beautifully printed in Japan by Kohan Co., Ltd. 11-1/8 x 8-1/2 inches.
New (book, dust jacket and print all in pristine condition).
From the artist: "It was 34 years ago, back in 1972, that I came out with the self-published photo journal 'Kiroku.' At the time, I was busy with all sorts of work for magazines. Partly because of a daily feeling inside that I shouldn't let myself get carried away by it all, I came up with the idea of a small, self-published personal photo journal. Without any ties to work or any fixed topic, I just wanted to continue publishing a 16-page booklet with an arbitrary selection of favorite photos among the pictures I snapped from day to day. By nature, it was directed first and foremost to myself rather than other people. I wanted a simple, basic title, so I called it 'Kiroku' (record). However, the publication of 'Kiroku' sadly ended with issue number five. Now, thanks to the willpower and efforts of Akio Nagasawa, 'Kiroku' the magazine has resumed publication. Or rather, we should call it a fresh publication. With the hope that it will continue this time, I am selfishly thinking of asking Mr. Nagasawa to publish 'Kiroku' at a pace of four issues per year. I happily accept his proposal and look forward now to embarking on a new 'voyage of recording.'"