2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of the great Shuji Terayama, film director, poet and icon of the Japanese counter-culture. To commemorate the occasion, Peter Tasker and Mark Pearson of Zen Foto Gallery have produced a special collectors’ item - an English language translation of a selection of Terayama's essays, in loose-leaf format, with copious notes. They come in an attractive box that also includes the original Japanese language edition and large-format reproductions of the accompanying photographs by Japanese masters Daido Moriyama and Takuma Nakahira, as well as some by Terayama himself. This is a limited edition labour of love and, we think, the only example of Terayama’s prose available in the English language.
Shashasha photobooks application for iPad makes rare and expensive photobooks accessible to all at minimal cost.
Rare books from Daido Moriyama available on shashasha app: Japan, a Photo Theater / A Hunter / Mayfly / Tales of Tohno / Light and Shadow / A Journey to Nakaji / COLOR / Imitation / The Times of the Dog / Fragments / COLOR 2 / Dreams of Water / transit / Shinjuku
Delivering Japanese and Asian Photography to the World
Shashasha brings the works of Asian photographers to a worldwide audience, easily accessible and at low cost. Shashasha WEB is a portal to introductions and purchases of out-of-prints to modern photography. On Shashasha APP, you can enjoy the photography on iPad.
Shashasha will allow people in any country to view classic and modern photobooks. We do not replace the paper photobook. As people discover photography on Shashasha many will want to own the real book and the real prints. We also reproduce classic photobooks that are no longer in print. These can be rare and expensive, but Shashasha makes them accessible to all at minimal cost.
The distribution of photobooks is extremely limited, and it is impossible for an independent publisher to enter the national and global distribution systems. We initially conceived Shashasha as a way of making our books accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Artists want their work to be seen by the largest possible audience and publishers would like to give people a chance to buy their books.
Digital Books for iPad
Shashasha brings the works of Asian photographers to a worldwide audience, easily accessible and at low cost. We intend to show images sufficient for viewing on the iPad size (2012) screen. Thus the images will not be usable for reproduction in print form and not downloadable. Books purchased on shashasha are available for viewing while online and are not stored locally on your iPad for offline viewing.
Please enjoy this fantastic opportunity to view some of the best photography books in the world at minimal cost, but we depend on photography lovers like you to buy our online books and spread the word to keep us going!
- Release: 2013 February
- Media: iPad
- Resolution: 1024×768 / 72ppi
- Language: English, Japanese