SUZUKI, Kiyoshi. Mind Games / Tenmaku no machi [A Town of Tents]. (Yokohama): (Yugensha) [Privately Printed], (1982).
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Mind Games / Tenmaku no machi [A Town of Tents].
(Yokohama): (Yugensha) [Privately Printed], (1982).
Oblong 8vo (180 × 202 mm), pp., 12. Black-and-white photographs. Text by Sadayoshi Fukuda in Japanese and English. Design by Hitoshi Suzuki. Card endpapers printed in silver. Black wrappers printed in white, affixed to spine as issued; spine corners and tips lightly rubbed. Textured wrappers printed and stamped in silver; nick to bottom edge of front panel. Bi-fold colour plate laid in. Near-fine.
First edition. Mind Games is Suzuki’s third book, taking it’s title from a song by John Lennon. The Japanese title refers to the first chapter, 'People under the Tent' ,which contains photographs of a travelling circus troupe which invoked memories for Suzuki of his childhood. The subsequent chapters are named ‘Aqua’, ‘Lying in the Ruins’, and ‘Fool on the Road’, the last being a photographic essay about a homeless man who Suzuki befriended. Scarce.