35 Years Later. Photographs by Takashi Homma. Text (in Japanese and English) by Ryo Kase and Aya Muto. The Thunderstorm Press, Tokyo, 2009. 32 pp. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 300 copies. Signed and numbered on the rear cover by Takashi Homma, Ryo Kase and Aya Muto. Printed wrappers bound with two metal screws. No dust jacket as issued. 15 color reproductions and additional illustrations printed on coarse newsprint-type paper stock.
"The cabin which stood for an ultimate freedom for one generation, set against the California coast, becomes the location to unravel the emotion and the history the place has had and continues to carry on. An open conversation to a book published by Margaret Mitchell and Dorothea Lange in 1973, three authors traveled to the very cabin (in which Mitchell and Lange once lived, and culled their inspiration from) one summer and channeled the meaning of the place by observing, reading, and listening. Takashi Homma is a photographer known for his international releases such as First the Jay Comes (Hassla), Tokyo (Aperture), Tokyo and My Daughter (Nieves) amongst the other classic titles Tokyo Suburbia, Waves, to name just a few. Ryo Kase, a prominent figure in Japanese contemporary cinema (Nobody Knows, Antenna, Letters of Iwo Jima etc.) through his poignant acting, has always been a devout reader and book fiend. Aya Muto is a journalist based in Los Angeles, whom also publishes series of photo zines under the moniker Rain or Shine Books."
Fine, with a trace of rippling to the unconventionally bound sheets.