Top 5: Rohan Hutchinson on Japanese photobooks

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Rohan Hutchinson is an Australian artist who explores cities and social framework through architecture and landscape photography, aided by his extensive knowledge of Japanese photography. Here, he presents his top 5 of Japanese photobooks.

An interview with Mark Pearson, recipient of the 2020 International Award of the Photographic Society of Japan

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Zen Foto Gallery and shashasha founder Mark Pearson is the recipient of the 2020 Photographic Society of Japan’s International Award. We have asked Mark ten short questions about his activities in general and his gallery, collecting photographs, organizing the HK Photobook Fair and his views on Japanese photography in particular.
Also, to celebrate the occasion, all books published by ZEN FOTO GALLERY are currently 20% off.

Michio Yamauchi

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With his black-and-white photography from the streets of Tokyo, Japanese photographer Michio Yamauchi has built a comprehensive and illustrative catalogue of the characters, situations and conditions that define the streets in Japan’s capital. However, over the years Yamauchi expanded his photography to include regions other than those familiar to him, earning him – among other major awards and nominations – the 35th Domon Ken Award in 2015 for the series “Dhaka 2”, photographed in Bangladesh, as well as the 20th Tadahiko Hayashi Award in 2011 for Keelung, photographed in Taiwan.

YANG Seung-Woo "The Best Days" New Edition

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New Edition of YANG Seung-Woo "The Best Days" will be released from Zen Foto Gallery in early July. shashasha will start the pre-ordering soon in this momth. Please look forward to it.

Zen Foto Gallery 10 Year Anniversary Campaign

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Zen Foto Gallery 10 Year Anniversary Campaign | Japanese photography publisher and exhibition space Zen Foto Gallery nears its 10th anniversary in September and celebrates together with shashasha. In this article, founder Mark Pearson looks back on Zen Foto’s beginnings and early exhibitions of (mostly) Chinese artists. During our Zen Foto Gallery campaign, customers who purchase five or more of the titles listed below this article will receive a coupon which deducts 1000 JPY off any next purchase.

Notice: Ikko Narahara "Domains" Preorder

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Ikko Narahara's legendary two series "Chinmoku no Sono"(shot in a Trappist monastery) and "Kabe no Naka" (photographed in a women's prison) will finally become available again in the form of "Domains," to be released in June 2019.

A Bare Eroticism — Life and Sex of Tokyo Rumando

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【Zen Foto Gallery 10 Year Anniversary!!】
To celebrate the upcoming tenth anniversary of Tokyo-based publisher Zen Foto Gallery in September 2019, Tokyo Rumando will present one lucky shashasha customer with a set of three special polaroid portrait photos. The polaroids will be awarded as part of a lottery which will last from April 25 until May 31. Please read on for further details.

Daido Moriyama × shashasha

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We will hold a pop-up shop dedicated to Daido Moriyama photobooks from April 21 to May 12 in Shibuya.

Pop up shop at Case TOKYO

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between November 4 and 18, we will set up a small pop-up shop at CASE Gallery in Shibuya.
For the pop-up shop, we have prepared a variety of books usually not available via our webstore - from the last few copies of sold-out popular books to out-of-print first editions (e.g. Tsutomo Yamagata’s “Ten Disciples”) and signed copies (e.g. Kikuji Kawada’s “Remote Past a Memoir: 1951-1966”) to rarities like a vintage multi-volume collection of Nobuyoshi Araki’s works.

CASE Tokyo & CASE Rotterdam

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Managed by Japan-based photobook publisher Case Publishing (“Last Years Photographs” by Nobuyoshi Araki, “88” by Yuri Ozaki, “Roadside Lights” by Eiji Ohashi and more), the galleries focus on the photobook as an art piece itself. In addition to their role as an exhibition space for new photographic publications, the galleries will be an attempt at supporting the local photography culture by hosting a variety of photography-related events, such as seminars, workshops, symposiums and talkshows.