Published by Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Daido Moriyama's Record No.29 marks a special dedication towards the life of his fellow photographer and friend Takuma Nakahira. Having passed away in September 2015, Daido Moriyama's 29th issue within his Record series commemorates the work and friendship shared between Moriyama and Nakahira.
"On September 7th I attended the memorial service for Takuma Nakahira that was held at 10:30 at a funeral hall in Hiyoshi.
I had been acquainted with Nakahira for more than 50 years since back when we were both around 25. From the days he was an editor for the new-left magazine Gendai no me, and through the years after he started working as a photographer - including the time we put out the 'Provoke' photography fanzine - we were connected through both photography and the face that we both lived in Zushi. now that I reflect on our compnaionship, it is quite a passionate affair between the two young blokes that we were. Throughout my life, Nakahira was a 'one and only' sort of friend, and a rival at the same time. Even though we couldn't have been more different in terms of both charachter and constitution, there was one thing that we both shared, and that one thing obviously tied us soundly together. Nakahira was an exceptionally brilliant minded person whose body of work encompasses large amounts of remarkable photographs and a number of vivid written statements. It appears to me that my awareness of his presence helped me self-reflect on my own work in a rather relative way. Takuma Nakahira was in all cases an amiable man and friend with a naturally unaffected sense of humor, who every no and then displayed a peculiar kind of lightness. Now that he is gone, I do miss him alot."
- Daido Moriyama Record No. 29