New Arrival Books

Delivering Japanese and Asian Photography to the World

shashasha was started in 2013 with the aim of delivering Asian photography to a worldwide audience.

With a selection of over 1200 titles, including artist prints and vintage photobooks, shashasha’s diverse artist line-up ranges from rare titles by photography icons such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Kazuo Kitai, Keizo Kitajima and Takashi Hamaguchi to works by vibrant newcomers.

In Fall 2016, we began to widen our selection to include publications by selected photobook publishers from all over the world.

shashasha’s aims

The distribution of photobooks is extremely limited, and it is nigh impossible for an independent publisher to enter the national and global distribution systems. 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. We conceived shashasha as a way of making our books accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.

iPad Application

Digital books for iPad

Regarding the suspension of iPad application shashasha

shashasha’s iPad application will be suspended after December 2016. We are deeply thankful for the continued support and interest in the application over the years. We will make a more detailed announcement regarding the future of shashasha's digital archive soon.

The images in shashasha’s iPad application were specially prepared for viewing on the iPad (2012) size 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.

  • Release: 2013 February
  • Media: iPad
  • Resolution: 1024×768 / 72dpi
  • Language: English, Japanese