Publisher: Tokyo: PowerShovel Books, Ltd., 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / New
Item #: 106403
First edition, first printing. Boldly signed (in kanji and English) in silver marker on the first page by Moriyama. Soft cover. Matte black wrappers with title printed in white on cover and spine, with gloss laminated photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Unpaginated (158 pp.), with 155 full-bleed, black-and-white plates. 9-1/4 x 9-5/8 inches.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).
From the publisher: "In 2006, Powershovel Books initiated a public art event by handing out 'toy cameras' to anyone and everyone who would take one, and exhibiting a selection of the resulting photographs. (The 'toy camera' in question was a Polga, a hybrid Holga camera that used Polaroid film.) One of the participants was the legendary Japanese street photographer, Daido Moriyama -- and it is that series of darkly poetic photographs that this book so lovingly collects, offering a more-tranquil-than-usual walk around Tokyo, with the distinctive details of the urban landscape that only Moriyama could capture. The peculiar photographic qualities of the Polga add a unique taste and some layers of diffused grays to the timeless art of Daido Moriyama."