Oh, Nippon! / Oh, Japan!

Nobuyoshi Araki

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Edition : First / Tokyo / Miki Shuppan / 1971 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to, Unpaginated (ca 250pp). Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in Japanese. Wear to cover and edges.

Scarce. Araki’s first commercially available book. Cited in The Open book. Still very cut and paste with a Xerox feeling, his first book is much more playful and less violent than the work he is known for today. Araki constantly had problems with the censors and Oh Nippon! was no exception. Mikuo Nakamura developed a creative mise en page that split the rejected images into sections which could be easily reassembled by folding opposing pages together across multiple spreads.

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