Ikko Kagari: Chikan Rush. Heart Deluxe, Tokyo, 1994. Unapged. Quarto. First Edition. Stiff wrappers in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Lacking obi. Black-and-white reproductions.
Chikhan Rush belongs to that certain sub-genre of Japanese erotic photography for which Kohei Yoshiyuki's Document Kouen serves as a touchstone. The best of these clandestine photos of groping on the Chikhan subway line blur into tonal abstractions of light, shadow and disembodied extremities. Because unseemly reality shown in these photos, however, 'women only' cars were instituted on some Tokyo Metro lines in 2005.