Shuji Terayama - Japanese Dream, an unusal slipcased item containing a little book plus a variety of essays that are loose (see photos) / published by Zen Foto Gallery / limited quantity
2013 marked the 30th anniversary of the passing of the great Shuji Terayama, film director, poet and icon of the Japanese counter-culture. To commemorate the occasion, Peter Tasker and Mark Pearson of Zen Foto Gallery produced a special collectors’ item - an English language translation of a selection of Terayama's essays, in loose-leaf format, with copious notes. They come in an attractive box that also includes the original Japanese language edition and large-format reproductions of the accompanying photographs by Japanese masters Daido Moriyama and Takuma Nakahira, as well as some by Terayama himself. This is a limited edition labour of love and, we think, the only example of Terayama’s prose available in the English language.