Katsumi Watanabe


Edition : First / Tokyo / Banseisha / 1982 / Softcover. / Near Fine / VG+
4to, 224pp. Beige wraps in printed dustwrap. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in Japanese.

Little known book from an underground legend. Watanabe is famous here for ‘Gangs of Kabukicho’ and “Shinjuku Gotoden”, his documentaries of gang life, prostitution and street life in sixties and seventies Tokyo- here he turns his hand to nightlife in late seventies Shinjuku. Very new wave and disco, full page grainy photographs of dancers, faces and crews. He really came up trumps on this one. Very distinct portrait of clubs and club culture.

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