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Noriko Fuku & Christopher Phillips

Steidl, 2008
220 pages
200 tritone illustrations
ISBN: 9783865216014

The Asakusa quarter of Tokyo was once home to the city's historic pleasure palaces, and today embraces a stubbornly independent popular culture that encompasses traditional comedy theatre and houses of erotic entertainment. Asakusa attracts outcasts from Japan's modern consumer society and is also the home of the famous Senso-ji temple, which attracts floods of tourists from around the country. Over the past two decades, Hiroh Kikai has created an extensive series of street portraits from the enormous flow of people passing through the district. These photographs are accompanied by Kikai's own pithy, sometimes humorous descriptions of his subjects.


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