Tadahiko Hayashi Award

Best Books

The Tadahiko Hayashi Award was founded in 1991 in commemoration of the multi-faceted Japanese photographer Tadahiko Hayashi. While the award was initially limited to promoting amateur photographers, it has since expanded its scope to include works by professional photographers. Works enter the competition either through nomination by notable Japanese photographers or public submission. The winning works, chosen by a jury of experts, are announced in early March each year.


Book Review

In “Surveillance”, just published by Zen Foto, he has invited young women to place a trail camera in their apartments. While they are alone at home the trail camera shoots them automatically, releasing its silent shutter and invisible infra-red flash in their dark or dimly lit rooms. The women know that they are being photographed, but not when, and the photographer is not present until he takes the camera from the women at a later date and downloads the images back at his studio...

"Japanese Photography Since 1945"

Best Books

German born photography critic and curator Lena Fritsch’s “Ravens and Red Lipstick : Japanese Photography Since 1945” provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese photography and its development in the postwar era in five chapters – “Post-War Trauma and Realism” to “The Image Generation and Vivo: A New Hunger for Creation and Expression”, “New Freedom: Provoke and the 1970s”, “Girl Power Photography” and “Contemporary Japanese Photography”.
With over 200 photographs and several in-depth interviews (with artists such as Eikoh Hosoe, Daido Moriyama, Miyako Ishiuchi and Toshio Shibata), Fritsch’s book offers an illuminating analysis of postwar Japanese photography as well as an easily approachable point of entry into the subject.

For anyone looking to deepen their knowledge, we have compiled a list of 50 photobooks that either make a direct appearance or were created by a photographer featured in Fritsch’s book.


Best Books

We would like to greet this new year by looking back on the ten most popular photobooks 2018 had to offer. Our list is based on books ordered on shashasha between January and December 2018.

The Best Photobook Gifts of 2018

Best Books

The year is slowly coming to an end, and we at shashasha would like to use the remaining weeks to highlight a few of the most exciting, most interesting, most daring, most touching – in short, the best – photobooks of the year. We think these books would make excellent presents for photography-loving friends, loved ones or, of course, yourself.

Daido Moriyama × shashasha


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

Liege Photobook Festival

Book Fair

shashasha will be exhibiting at the Liege Photobook Festival taking place this weekend.

HK Photobook Fair

Book Fair

Shashasha will be exhibiting at the HK Photobook Fair taking place.

Pop up shop at Case TOKYO


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.

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017

Book Fair

shashasha and Case Publishing are taking part in this year’s Tokyo Art Book Fair.
You can find our stand in the International Section, at booth I-038. We look forward to seeing you!

CASE Tokyo & CASE Rotterdam


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.