Catalogues, books and more

Creating Enka ” The Soul of Japan” in the postwar Era

Wajima Yusuke translated by Kato David Hopkins

Public Bath Press

“This is the prize-winning history of the music known as Enka, one of the dominant forms of postwar popular music, that rearranged everyone’s understanding of the history of postwar pop. Love it or hate it, Enka is a necessary background for anyone hoping to understand the music of Japan. With a new introduction by the author and full color printing (unlike the Japanese original), this is a must-have for your collection.”

I still haven’t dived into but you cannot imagine how this book is essential for any people who’s in popular songs, in the heart of  the japanese’s culture. After Gaseneta, Mikami Kan,  Public bath Press is slowly becoming essential for the non japanese readers and needs all our support to bring us some more surprises.

$24

creating enka

Kiyoshi Awazu ” Makurihirogeru” exhibition catalogue + 2DVD 21st  / Century Museum, Kanazawa / Gendaikikakushitsu

Graphic Designer Kiyoshi Awazu (1929-2009) was one of superstar of Japan’s avant-garde era in 1960-70’s. This large retrospective exhibition was carried out at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa between Nov. 2007 and March 2008. All of Awazu collection and all related performances for this exhibition (excerpt) are recorded on 2 DVDs. Exhibition catalog is specially designed as documentary of this event – unfortunately texts are written in Japanese mainly (some descriptions are in Japanese and English). 2nd DVD includes some live concerts, for example, Yosuke Yamashita’s “Piano on Fire”, Toshi Ichiyanagi’s piano playing and Takehisa Kosugi’s live performance “Mano-Dharma Concert”

A4 format / Heavy

New $70

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Takehisa Kosugi

Waves – Takehisa Kosugi Sound Installation – Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura

Signed by Kosugi in 2001 on the front page

A4 size, 33 pages with coloured pictures + Flyer

The cover has some minor wears, inside is tight and clean

$150

Unsigned copy / Near Mint copy

$65

Takehisa Kosugi

Daad galerie catalogue – signed copy

some minor wears  – EX copy

$125

(unsigned EX+ copy : $75)

Takehisa Kosugi

Four Devices

11x13cm published in 1991 by P-3 Art and Environement, Tochoji Zen Temple, Tokyo, JapanEmbossed carton box with 24 art/scores cards,  7 paged doublesided info and works foldout booklet and a glass

Portfolio / catalogue

$125

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