German publisher Only Photography’s reprint of Kazuo Kitai’s seminal 1970s series ‘To the Villages’ (Mura-e) presents Kitai’s stunning photographs of Japanese villages in a 320mm x 240mm format.
The series is contextualized by an introduction text written Kazuo Kitai himself and a long essay by Koji Taki that was first published in Asahi Camera magazine in 1977 (both texts in Japanese and English version). The photobook comes in a limited edition run of 333, with three different cover designs to choose from. All copies are signed by Kazuo Kitai.
“In this edition of To The Villages by only photography, [publisher] Roland Angst has himself arranged and chosen the photographs from 350 vintage prints from the time of the photographic shoots. 80 percent of these photographs have never been published before and I felt like seeing To The Villages for the first time again, just after taking the photographs” (from Kazuo Kitai’s introduction)
- Book Size
- 245 x 325 mm
- 128 pages
- Publication Date
- Japanese and English
- Limited Edition