Tokyo: CamerArt, 1961. Hosoe, Eikoh. First edition. 4to., unpaged with 37 b&w photogravure plates. A fine, as new copy with the printed obi and the illustrated dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's printed card slipcase. SIGNED in Japanese in silver ink on the front flyleaf. Item #53270
The photographer's scarce first book, with texts in Japanese by Ed van der Elsken and Tatsuo Fukushima. Produced in collaboration with the dancer Hijikata Tatsumi.
"Hosoe's book is a series of photographs - characterized by Hosoe's elegant and precise sense of form - recording an evolving performance by Hijikata's ensemble, which gradually becomes more abstract as it progresses. The 'dance' itself is a series of musings on the subject of sexuality." Parr and Badger, Vol. I, p. 279.