Nobuyoshi Araki, Subway Love, IBC Publishing, 2005, SC, Near Fine

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Araki, Nobuyoshi. Tokyo. IBC Publishing. 2005.
English and Japanese, First Edition, Near Fine, SC, oblong 4to, 10” x 8,” 221 pp.
ISBN: 4896841409

Black stiff wraps with blurred pink effect and pink and white text to front, white text to spine, silver endpapers with pink blurred effect, black glossy pages. In publisher’s dust jacket featuring black-and-white photographs to front and back, pink text to front and spine, with long gate flaps featuring white text, 2 ⅜” silver band around bottom featuring black Japanese characters. Very minor scratching to front and back, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Near Fine dust jacket. Very minor shelf wear, minor scratch to back, mild edgewear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine, otherwise excellent. 221 pp. Replete with black-and-white photographs. Includes an interview with Nobuyoshi Araki by Kuniaki Ura and Minori Sakakura in both English and Japanese. From the dust jacket: “For a period of almost ten years, from 1963 until 1972, the young Nobuyoshi Araki obsessively photographed fellow passengers during his daily trips to and from work on the Tokyo subway…His candid black and white portraits…recorded Tokyoites of the 60s and 70s in all their vitality and variety.”