Tokyo Lucky Hole. 1983-1985 Shinjuku Kabuki-cho District. Photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki. Ohta Shuppan, Tokyo, 1990. 272 pp. First printing. Small quarto. Stiff wrappers with illustrated jacket. Printed obi [belly band]. Numerous black-and-white reproductions.
"One of Araki's best-known and most controversial books," according to Parr and Badger writing in The Photobook: A History, vol. I. "As usual, Araki's view is that of the voracious photographer who cannot stop clicking, even when participating in the 'action himself...Even more than in his other books, he is gleefully unrestrained, the perpetual tumescent adolescent, a kid in a candy store."
From American SuburbX.TV: Nobuyoshi Araki -- "Love and Death" (2004)
Fine/Fine; 1mm nick to upper edge of obi.