Tokyo: Shaken, 1969. First Edition. Oblong quarto. Tomatsu's brush with Provoke: images of Shinjuku shot in the style of the group to which he did not belong. This document of Tokyo's most combustible neighborhood is remarkable not only for its technical virtuosity, but also for the juxtaposition of the subject matter. Of all the classic Japanese books, it is the only one to integrate all the sixties countercultures: sex, prostitution, drugs, depravity and student protests. The protest sequences are where Tomatsu's foray into Provoke sensibility is most heightened; it is also the most successful section in this remarkable book. (Parr / Badger, v1, 290). Light vertical crease to the top corner of the front cover, else near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers.