Fumiaki Fukuda: One Night Carnival. Daisan Shokan, Tokyo, Japan, 1979. Stiff printed wrappers in dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
Fumiaki Fukuda's little-known photos capture one of those sui generis pop history moments that can only happen in Japan: the 1960s Shinkjuku biker gangs, whose flamboyant style echoed that of Brando, Dean and Belmondo.
Fukuda is basically a 'beat' photo-reporter covering what was then a fairly edgy and sensational sub-culture that was not without occasional violence. His style is equal parts Weegee, Provoke, Danny Lyon and Larry Clark--a totally singular book!
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; light tanning to wraps; jacket lightly worn; small tear (1/2 in./1 cm) with some adjacent creasing upper edge; tiny chip at crown of spine.