Yodaka by Toshio Shibata. This is number 261 from an edition of 350 signed numbered slipcased copies. Signed by Toshio Shibata to a label tipped in to the back cover. No markings. The book is in new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
“The end of the 1970s saw the completion of Japan’s postwar construction. As well as a withering of the student movement and the various terrorist acts that had shaken the global community. The early 1980s was then a brief interlude of calm. Anticipating the end of the long Showa era. Before Japan was deluged by the bubble economy.
So, I had just returned to Japan in 1980. After studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly. The atmosphere is also very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Showa is blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me. And so it was not easy to capture it visually. I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine. So, began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.”
– Toshio Shibata, from the Afterword
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