Tokyo: Komiyama Shoten, 2021.
Condition: Fine, complete with printed slipcase and original obi band
Hardcover in slipcase
Signed and numbered
186 pp, 27 x 19cm
“'70s Tokyo Long Hair Inverted” collects Satomi Nihongi's series of portraits documenting hairstyle trends that began to appear on the streets of Tokyo in the 1970’s. The book draws upon a trove of 450 high contrast vintage prints. Dead pan front and back black-and-white street portraits reproduced alongside their inverted negative counterparts. Some of the pictures were published in the vibrant Japanese magazine “Hanashi-no-Tokushu” in 1971, which featured many emerging Japanese artists of the period including Tadanori Yokoo, Shuji Terayama, Shuntaro Tanikawa, and Akira Uno. Female Japanese photographer, Satomi Nihongi. Born in Yokosuka, Nihongi documented emerging fashion street culture in Tokyo in the early seventies, along with the transgender community. She was included in a publication by the influential photographic collective "Geribara 5" that included Nobuyoshi Araki. Later she went to London where she documented the Punk Rock scene while working for French music magazine, Rock Hebdo. Text in Japanese and English. Item #21250