Reprint edition of Moriyama’s classic first five issues of his Record (kiroku) series, originally published from 1972 to 1973. Inspired by Somerset Maugham’s quip that "when it rains, you should write that it rains", the five part self-published magazine became a valuable insight into an important period during Moriyama’s artistic development.
"At the time, I was busy with all sorts of work for magazines. Partly because of a daily feeling inside that I shouldn't let myself get carried away by it all, I came up with the idea of a small, self-published personal photo journal. Without any ties to work or any fixed topic, I just wanted to continue publishing a 16-page booklet with an arbitrary selection of favorite photos among the pictures I snapped from day to day. By nature, it was directed first and foremost to myself rather than other people. I wanted a simple, basic title, so I called it 'Kiroku' (record)."
— from the artist's statement
The actual item
・Record No.1：Issued in July, 1972
・Record No.2：Issued in August, 1972
・Record No.3：Issued in October, 1972
・Record No.4：Issued in January, 1973
・Record No.5：Issued in June, 1973