Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing
NUMBERED / Cover of Silkscreen-Printed on Canvas
Daido Moriyama’s “Yukari” is the final book in a four-part series about a ‘Woman in the night’. In each book, Moriyama uses his photography to portrait someone from his memories. In “Yukari”, he remembers a woman from Fukuoka’s red-light district who dreamed of living in New York one day. Accordingly, the book consists of photographs Moriyama took in New York, his own yearning perhaps blending with Yukari’s...
“‘Someday, I’m gonna live in New York’ – that’s what she always said.
It’ll soon be two years since she disappeared from Nakasu.
Maybe she fulfilled her dream and lives in New York these days.
Even now, I still think of her sometimes.”
― from Daido Moriyama’s afterword (included in Japanese and English)