Kyoto: Tankosha, 1980. Uncorrected page proofs. Small quarto. SIGNED by Kitai in Japanese and English. 12 unbound signatures laid loose into a photo-illustrated folder identical to the finished book. Several textual corrections in an unknown hand appear on a single page. An earlier edition in 1976 with some of these photographs was published as Special Issue number 10 of Asahi Camera Magazine. Fed up with urban life and the documentation of social unrest, Kitai ventured to rural Honshu to document a way of life that was quickly disappearing. Near fine example of the likely the only copy of these page proofs in existence.
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