Kikuji KAWADA "Chizu (reprint)"

The original 1965 edition of “Chizu” is a legendary photography book that is virtually impossible to catch sight of today.
While relentlessly tracking the “stains” scattered across walls and ceiling of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Kawada projects memories of the war through young soldiers’ portraits and letters, ruined fortresses, etc.
At the same time, his pictures of iron scraps at factories, Lucky Strike boxes brought in by occupation forces, dumped Coca-Cola bottles, and other indicators of recovery after the war, document the process of overall transformation in postwar Japan...

Seiji KURATA "Flash Up"

Living in Tokyo is a journey. Can there be any city that has such transformations? My life's journey began in this city, if perhaps a little late.One day when I was not so young, at a time when my sense of reality had been progressively diluted and anaesthetized, I fell into a state in which my reality was dilapidated and ruin inevitable. As I struggled with fear and uncertainty, these symptoms became more pressing. Quickly turning off the television, unthinking I reached out for a camera, that piece of optical apparatus…this was my beginning with photography...

Takashi Hamaguchi: Student Radicals, Japan 1968-1969

A photobook that complies 29 photographs of Takashi Hamguchi, capturing student protests in the 1960s, Japan. It is published accompanying his solo-exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris, from December 4 2014 to January 24 2015, under the same title. 



Yuji Hamada "photograph"

★ Nominated for Paris Photo - Aperture Photobook Award 2014. ★

Based on the fundamental thought “I want to paint light on photographic paper”, I photographed the light in places and spaces of everyday life in a way that makes it visible and tangible to the human eye.

In the process of creating the exhibition at PGI, and subsequently the book, I noticed the differences between the world-view embedded in the work made roughly ten years ago and my present-day thoughts regarding it, and so decided to use the simple word “photograph”, rather than “Paint Light”, to title the series.

Daido Moriyama - Digital Photobooks

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



About ShaShaSha

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

iPad Application

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

Available on App Store