About

Photography & art in books

shashasha is an online bookshop based in Tokyo, Japan.

Since shashasha’s launch in 2012, we have specialized in photobooks and artbooks by a wide range of artists from all over the world. Our lineup includes new publications and self-published works as well as second-hand, rare or out-of-print books by newcomers, established artists and legendary masters.

Each book available on shashasha has been hand-selected and carefully considered. Based in Japan, we make use of our unique perspective and expertise to offer a diverse and enriching catalogue featuring works by interesting publishers and artists from Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas.

Company Profile

Company: shashasha Co., Ltd.
Capital: 10 million JPY
Office Location: 4-3-17-202 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002, Japan
Establishment: June 2012
Primary Business:

  • Development/Management of Websites
  • Sale of artbooks, photobooks, prints

Founder - Mark Pearson

Born 1960 in New Castle, England. Graduated from Emmanuel College Cambridge. Moved to Japan in 1981. Made a career in finance business and in 1998 established an investment company. A collector of Japanese photography and contemporary art. In 2009, started ZEN Foto Gallery in Roppongi Tokyo, which mainly introduces Japanese and Chinese photography.

CEO - Hiroshi Onishi

Born 1966 in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, Department of Economics. After working for securities firm and bank etc, started Qlam Art Co. Ltd in 2005. Issuer of free paper“Article”. Radio personality of “Bunka Shien Monogatari” on Radio NIKKEI.

Office hours

In response to the state of emergency declared by the Japanese Government relating to COVID-19 and in an effort to help ensure the safety of the public and staff, shashasha Tokyo office will be temporarily closed until further notice.

Open Monday – Friday (excluding holidays) from 11:00 - 18:00
There may be delays in correspondence and/or order processing during the following Japanese national holidays:

  • New Year’s Holidays
  • Golden Week
  • Obon Holiday

We purchase our items directly from artists and publishers. For new sales inquiries, please contact us at [email protected]

For detailed, up-to-date information regarding book fairs and festivals we participate in, please click here.