Document Park. Photographs and text by Kohei Yoshiyuki. Introduction by Nobuyoshi Araki. Seven Sha, Tokyo, 1980. 112 pp. Quarto. First edition. Stiff wrappers in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Original obi (belly band)*. Black-and-white reproductions.
NOTE: This is the second issue obi; the first is red.
"[Document Kouen] is a brilliant piece of social documentation, catching perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropolis like Tokyo."--Parr & Badger, The Photobook, A History, Vol. II
This body of work was recently the subject of a 2007 show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.
Read Philip Gefter's NY Times review of the show
Fine-; light edge wear; tiny tear with some creasing (1/4") at base of spine.