ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai
ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Photographs: Hiroh Kikai

Publisher: Steidl

264 pages

Year: 2008

Price: 200

Comments: Hardcover under dustjacket, 28 x 23 cm, first edition, text in English, copy in very good condition other than some wears to cover. Signed and date by Hiroh Kikai in 2013.

The Asakusa quarter of Tokyo has a shady past—it was the home of some of Japan's most notorious pleasure palaces. Today it embraces this history by remaining a steadfast holdout of independent culture, which encompasses traditional comedy theater and some of the most innovative burlesque in the world. Asakusa has long attracted bohemians who opt out of Japan's contemporary consumer society, yet it is also home to the famous Senso-ji temple, which attracts floods of tourists. Over the past two decades, Hiroh Kikai has created an extensive and unforgettable series of street portraits from the diverse mass of people who pass through the district. Posed against the stark walls of the temple, his portraits of Asakusa's iconoclasts radiate a sense of hard-won individuality. The photographs are accompanied by Kikai's own pithy commentary.


Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

Hiroh Kikai,ASAKUSA PORTRAITS (SIGNED)

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