Publisher: Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107899
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers. Photographs and text in Japanese and English by Daido Moriyama. Designed by Rie Shimoda. Unpaginated (48 pp.), with 44 black and white plates beautifully printed in Japan by Tokyo Inshokan Co., Ltd. 11-1/8 x 8-1/2 inches.
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.'"