A Box of Ku. Photographs by Masao Yamamoto. Texts (in English and Japanese) by Shintaro Ajioka and Hiromi Nakamura, Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Nazraeli Press, Tucson, AZ, 1998. 112 pp. Small quarto (9.5 x 8.5 in./24 x 21.5 cm.). First edition. SIGNED in Kanji on Stiff wrappers. 80 four-color plates. Printed cardboard slipcase. Texts contained in separate 10-page folded insert.
"The photographs of Japanese artist Masao Yamamoto remind one of postcards or snapshots, records of intimate moments that are at once fleeting and eternal, private and universal. Bent, frayed and stained, the jewel-like prints -- most of which are small enough to fit into the palm of a hand -- transcend their medium and become more than their subject."--the publisher