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Araki: Tokyo Lucky Hole

Araki: Tokyo Lucky Hole

Paperback Language: English / French / German

Photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Paperback | 708 pages
  • Language: English / French / German
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 201mm x 51mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 3822846813
  • ISBN 13: 9783822846810
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: chiefly Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,463,224

Product description

This collection offers a privileged view of Tokyo's underworld by Japan's greatest photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki. Between 1983 and 1985, when Tokyo's sex industry was in full flower, Araki prowled Shinjuku, Tokyo's famous red light district, taking pictures in the sex shops and clubs. His project came to an abrupt end when the district was closed by judicial decree in 1985. Araki's photographs form a historical record of Shinjuku's glory days and a portrait of a lesser-known side of Tokyo life.

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