Publisher: Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1963
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 107041
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. White stiff wrappers with photographically illustrated French-fold dust jacket; contained in a cardboard slipcase with printed label (missing obi). Photographs by Ichiro Kojima. Texts (in Japanese) by Yojiro Ishizaka and Kyozo Takagi. 84 pp., with 47 black-and-white gravure plates. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. [Cited in Ryuichi Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian, Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s. (New York: Aperture, 2009).]
Near Fine (very light surface wear, toning and wrinkling to the extremities of the dust jacket--book itself is Fine) in Near Fine slipcase (pronounced areas of toning and wear to the extremities; missing original obi).
From Kaneko and Vartanian: "Tsugaru brings together the poetry of Kyozo Takagi, the photographs of Ichiro Kojima, and a text by novelist Yojiro Ishizaka, who also edited the book. These three individuals are native sons of the northernmost region of Japan's main island, Aomori Prefecture. In their words and images they create a unique portrait of their homeland, the prefecture's Tsugaru Peninsula, which has a strong, independent sense of itself and its historicity."