Childhood Days

Issei Suda




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Original Title Childhood Days
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Childhood Days by Issei Suda. First edition (2015). First impression. Large format slipcased hardback in as new condition. Limited edition of 600 copies. Signed and numbered (60/600) by Issei Suda to a bookplate. There is marking to end pages from overuse of glue in the binding process. No other markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.


About Childhood Days

Childhood Days presents a collection of images that capture children from different areas in Japan. The photographs are very much characteristic of Suda’s style. Thus, we see images that despite of a normal and formal frame, they manage to emphasise gestures that are otherwise quotidian and banal.

Through Suda’s images, we get to experience childhood again as it is in Japan but also, as it is everywhere.


About Issei Suda

Issei Suda was born in Tokyo in 1940. He got his first camera as a gift from his father when he first joined the  Tokyo College of Photography.  Soon after graduating in 1962, Suda began working as a press photographer for the underground theatre troupe Tenjō Sajiki, notorious for their flamboyant fantasy, grotesque eroticism and jet-black comedy.

It is hard to pinpoint what makes Suda’s street scenes so otherworldly, given their ostensibly ordinary subject matter. “My shooting method was once compared to an ancient sword trick in which one slashes his enemy at the same time as he removes the sword from his sheath,” he recalled.

His photography reflected a pure appreciation of Japanese customs with a sharp investigative eye.

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Weight 1.4 kg