AOKI, S: Fruits

Aoki, Shoichi. Fruits. Phaidon, 2001. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31386)

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This is a collection of 45 Tokyo street fashion portraits from Japan’s premier fanzine. Fruits was established in 1994, by photographer Shoich Aoki, initially as a project to document the growing explosion in street fashion within the suburbs of Tokyo.

Beautifully illustrated. 304p. Measures 6.5×9 inches.

OKAMOTO, S: The Man Who Save Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan.

Okamoto, Shiro. The Man Who Save Kabuki: Faubion Bowers and Theatre Censorship in Occupied Japan. University of Hawaii Press, 2001. ISBN: 0824824415. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31358) $12.00

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This lively and skillfully adapted translation from the original Japanese treats a critical period in the long history of kabuki as it was affected by a single individual, Faubion Bowers, who had a commanding influence over it.

Black-and-white illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 212p.

SZILARD, P: Bunraku: The Japanese Puppet Theatre

Book Cover. Bunraku: The Japanese Puppet TheatreSzilard, Paul; Keene, Donald. Bunraku: The Japanese Puppet Theatre. Dunetz and Lovet, 1966. Significantly damaged cover, with a hole in the back. Unmarked. Illustrated throughout. Lain in erratum/addendum. Acceptable. Paperback. (#31261) $14.00

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Souvenir program booklet for the 1966 performances given in New York in 1966 and produced by Szilard. Includes a history of Bunraku, synopses of the works performed, a number of stills from performances, and more. Selected Bibliography. 24p. Measures 11×11 inches.