SUZUKI, Yoshikazu & Sohachi KIMURA. Ginza Kaiwai. With: Ginza Haccho. 2 Volumes. Square 8vo., embossed paper-covered boards with tipped-in illustrated plate on cover, in a rice-paper covered slipcase with labels on front and spine. Hardcover leporello in publisher's boards. Both in the publisher's original cardboard box with orange and black printed label. Tokyo: Toho-Shuppan Publishing, 1954.
A fine copy of this legendary Japanese photobook whose fame rests largely on its being a precursor of Ruscha's landmark All the Buildings on the Sunset Strip. The first volume consists of Kimura's history of the Ginza. The second volume is similar to Ruscha's with panoramas of the Ginza running along the top and bottom of pages which fold out in the form of a leporello.
Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III p. 152.
Item nr. 165010