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- Book Size: 25 x 33.7 x 2.7 cm
- Pages: 116
- Printing: Hard cover with slipcase
- Publication Date: 2013
- Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery
- Limited Edition: 500
"Tokyo is where I was born and raised. Even after the post-war convulsions and the subsequent period of rapid economic growth, this home town of mine never ceases to transform. “Tokyokei” is a series of snapshots of the streets and the people of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s. When I review these photographs, I see that my eyes unconsciously captured aspects of Tokyo that were later to fade from the city. I also realise that the city is made up of a multitude of diverse people, people who live here their whole lives, people that move here dreaming of success, people who make it, people who do not. The Tokyo of my youth has vanished, but still there are times when I feel joyously nostalgic, sensing the happiness at festivals in the shitamachi (“low city”) area, or observing the unconscious actions of passers-by. My image of my home town is actually the sight of the daily lives of the people who live here. As well as being a record of a certain period in Japanese history, this book is also my own private perspective on my home town, and one that I want to hold in my heart for ever."
—— Issei Suda
“Tokyokei” presents 106 previously unpublished photographs of the streets and people of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s. Published by Zen Foto Gallery in association with Nazraeli Press. Each copy of the book is numbered and signed by the artist.
『東京景』為一系列1970年代至1980年代東京街道與人物的照片。在我重新檢視過這些照片後，發覺我的眼似乎不自覺地捕捉了那些後來消逝 了的東京風景。那些在東京度過終身的人們，那些懷抱著夢想從鄉下到大都市來尋找幸福的人們，這都市是由各式各樣的人構築出來的。雖我童年時代 的景色已不復存在，但有時依然可以從下町的節慶的歡樂氣氛中，或從那些不經意擦肩而過的人們感受到令人懷念的一股安心感。我認為我的故鄉或許 就存在人們的日常風景當中。這一系列的作品，作為日本過去某年代的記錄以外，同時也是我個人想永遠保存在心中的故鄉風景。」
本書收錄了106張未公開發表過的作品。由位於東京的 Zen Foto Gallery 與美國出版社 Nazraeli Press 共同協作出版。黑色布面精裝，限量500本，每本都有編號並附上作家簽名。