Category Archives: Catalogues, artworks and other rarities

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 only a few sold out

creating enka

Kan Mikami book + CD “A life in Folk” Public Bath Press

21 x 15 cm, 311 pages


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Dokkiri ! Japanese Indies Music 1976-1989 – A History & Guide

Kato David Hopkins – Public Bath Press

21 x 15 cm , 298 pages with coloured pictures, reproductions


Dokkiri book

Takashi Goda Book + CD “Japanese underground  Music in the late 70s & 80s” Loft books  $35

All written in japanese but has a few pictures, more than 400 pages. CD is really interesting since there’s some 18 tracks  with Tori Kudo, High Rise, Gap, Takafumi Sato (Pinakotheca label founder) A-Musik, Inryo Fuen…Heavy , only a very few !


Gaseneta Wasteland book by Osato Toshiharu  Public Bath Press

Nice english version translated by Kato David Hopkins, 15 x 21 cm, 165 page

very simple, direct, nice to catch the atmosphere of the late 70’s years



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


Unsigned copy / Near Mint copy


Takehisa Kosugi

Daad galerie catalogue – signed copy

some minor wears  – EX copy


(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 including postage