ARAKI, Nobuyoshi. Okinawa: Araki Nobuyoshi Shashinshu 2, Zoku Senchimentaru na tabi. (Tokyo: [Privately printed], 1971).
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A CONTINUING JOURNEY
Okinawa: Araki Nobuyoshi Shashinshu 2, Zoku Senchimentaru na tabi [Okinawa: Araki Nobuyoshi Photobook 2. Sentimental Journey Continued].
(Tokyo: [Privately printed], 1971).
Oblong 8vo (127 × 180 mm), pp.. 200 black-and-white photographs, design by Katsumi Yutani. Side-stitched in photo-illustrated wrappers; lightly rubbed and marked, crease to upper hinge, light spotting to inside of rear wrapper. Very good.
First edition. This is the second of a loose trilogy of privately printed books, preceded by Sentimental Journey (1971) and followed by Tokyo (1973). Araki took the photographs during a visit to Okinawa, where he was working on a poster campaign for the Japanese Government to mark the return of Okinawa Island to Japanese administration after 27 years of United States control. Although the title suggests that it is a continuation of the work he made of his honeymoon in Sentimental Journey, the work is in fact unrelated and consists of a series of street scenes, some nudes and only a few photographs of Yoko. Many of the images include advertisements and other photographs within the frame such as the opening image which shows August Sander's photograph of two young boxers on the cover of Camera magazine. This is the last book Araki produced before leaving his advertising job at the Dentsu agency in 1972.
The Open Book 270-1; Araki: Self, Life, Death 694; A Book of Araki Books! 1970-2005 50; Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s 108-115