Tokyo. Photographs by Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Brief biographical text by Shoji Yamagishi. Essay by Hidetoshi Kato. Chuo koron-sha, Tokyo, 1971. Unpaged. Small quarto. Glazed paper over boards in dust jacket with original printed bellyband. Black-and-white reproductions. Original acetate protector. Texts in Japanese and English.
"The photographs of Yasuhiro Ishimoto always reflect the seriousness and independence of the photographer in his attempt to grasp the essence of his subjects. He has carried with him, from the United States to Japan, qualities that form the core of modern photography...the present collection is interesting in that it contains pieces quite different from those we know best. If Chicago, Chicago...[is] considered straightforward, the usually serious Ishimoto has given us glimpses of his lighter, earthy moods in this collection."--from Hidetoshi Kato's bio.
Near Fine+; foxing to end pages and extremities, creeping onto boarders of a few pages; rear corner slightly 'pushed'. Nice copy!