Shuji Terayama(1935-1983) was famous as poet, play writer, film director, novelist, and critic. He also collaborated with legendary photographers such as Daido Moriyama, Kishin Shinoyama, Hajime Sawatari and Issei Suda, but in 1973 made a decision to be a photographer and he asked his friend Araki to apply to be an apprentice.
Terayama used photography not to capture the reality of daily life, which was common at that time, but to create the fictional world. For example, using postcards which he bought at antique shops outside Japan and he printed his images on it. Sometimes he also used fake stamps, silkscreen printing to make the postcards look vintage postcards.
The original edition was published by Yomiuri Shimbunsha in 1975.
New facsimile edition in stock now.