Afterword special edition

Special Edition

Afterword special edition

Masahisa FUKASE

Publisher: roshin books

Limited, numbered, with special card

“Afterword” is composed of photos used in the afterword ’Sasuke’s Diary’ from “Sasuke, My Dear Cat”, published by Seinen Shokan in 1978. In the small pocket-sized printing manuscript were instructions and numbering written by Fukase himself.
Sasuke the First went missing quite early on, but some time afterwards, someone who had seen the ‘missing’ posters delivered a kitten to Fukase thinking it was probably Sasuke. While they did indeed look alike, the kitten turned out not to be Sasuke after all.
Fukase, however, named this kitten Sasuke and ended up loving him like his own. To Harajuku, on express trains, and even to Ueno Zoo and the seaside - he took Sasuke out with him wherever he went. Referring to himself ‘papa’ while turning his camera upon Sasuke, the depth of Fukase’s affection for his cat can be felt through his photos of its charming visage.
A near-maddening amount of lovely scenes continue page turn after page turn in this wonderful photo book - a masterpiece that belongs on the shelf of a loved one.

― Statement from publisher

The special edition of Masahisa Fukase’s Afterword, bound in a bright yellow cover, is limited to 50 copies. Each copy is numbered and includes a special postcard replica of one of the photos used in the book, complete with attached tracing paper replica used by Fukase for notes and editing information.

Keywords: Cat Snapshot
Card Size
100 x 148 mm
Book Size
231 x 210 mm
104 pages, 80 images
Publication Date
Japanese, English
Limited Edition

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