“Now that it has been already 55 years since I moved from Osaka to Tokyo, Osaka is for me a place that I remember with greatly nostalgic feelings. Sometimes it’s s simple song I happen to hear that brings back memories of the streets of Osaka, and when I close my eyes I feel as if being right there where I used to be.”
— Daido Moriyma, from the essay “Osaka no koto”
Osaka by Daido Moriyama is an ultimate edition compiled by the photographer himself, containing photographs from Osaka + (Getsuyosha, 2007) and other items that weren’t included in the original book.
All photos in the book have been shot in Osaka between the years 1995 and 2006.
This edition also features the essays “Osaka no koto” (in Japanese, first published in 2002) and “Dark Pictures” (in English, first published in 1996), as well as a chronological table (in Japanese).
— from the publisher's statement (translation by shashasha)