Celebration of life

Ikko Narahara


Edition : First / Tokyo / Camera Mainichi / 1972 / Softcover. / VG+
Oblong 4to, 96pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates. Afterword in English and Japanese.

Pretty special book- where Narahara and his wife travel from Manhattan (where they were living at the time), to a Rock ‘n’ Roll festival in McCrea Louisiana billed as the ‘Celebration of life’, reports from the time give mixed reviews of the festival, I’m guessing the dream had died by the early 70’s, but the book is pretty amazing. Acid stalls, people smoking opium, freak outs, hippies, bikers, dropouts, flower children, actual children, a baby elephant, lots of naked people covered in mud, swimming etc. So an excellent document of the time.

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