Publisher: Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113379
First edition thus, first printing. Signed on the title page by Moriyama (in English). Hardcover. Five volumes contained in a custom folio with gray paper-covered boards and title debossed on cover and spine. Photographs and text (in Japanese) by Daido Moriyama. Contents include: Record No. 1: 16 pp., with full-bleed black-and-white plates throughout printed on heavy coated paper. 11-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches. Record No. 2-4: each 12 pp., with full-bleed black-and-white plates throughout printed on heavy coated paper. 11-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches. Record No. 5: 20 pp., with 21 half-tone plates printed on matte stock paper. 10-3/8 x 7-5/8 inches). Folio measures 12-1/4 x 8-7/8 inches.
This is a complete reprint published by Akio Nagasawa of issues 1-5 of Record/Kiroku, Daido Moriyama's personal photo-magazine, which he first personally published between 1973 and 1973.
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.'"