Coterie Photo Magazine KYUSHU I. Miki Matsuoka, Yoshinbu Uchida, Yuya Ozaki

Posted in art, Japan, magazines, photography on May 13th, 2015
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Date of Issue: Sep. 4th, 2014

Binding Specification: Wireless stitch

No. of Issues: 300 copies


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Bookstores from Tokyo @ Motto Berlin. 22.03.14 – 05.04.14.

Posted in books, Japan, magazines, Motto Berlin store on March 28th, 2014
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Bookstores from Tokyo

Motto Berlin presents the small fair ‘BOOKSTORES from TOKYO’ for two weeks; a project which introduces new & old Japanese books selected by five independent bookstores in Tokyo:

Archipelago Books

Book Apart

Book Storage

Nostos Books

Snow Shoveling

Accompanying the publications is a collection of unique stationery products made in Japan.

The project is conceived and curated by Jun Harada.

BOOKSTORES from TOKYO @ Motto Berlin. 22.03-05.04.2014

Posted in books, design, events, illustration, Japan, photography, zines on March 19th, 2014


Japanese books and stationery fair @ Motto Berlin
Saturday 22 March – Saturday 5 April 2014
Opening on 22 March – from 5 pm

Five independent bookstores from Tokyo are coming to Berlin:

Motto Berlin presents the small fair ‘BOOKSTORES from TOKYO’ for two weeks. A project which introduces new & old Japanese books selected by five independent bookstores in Tokyo, run by young owners in their 20s to 30s, as well as a collection of unique stationery products made in Japan.

Study. Go Itami. Rondade. Motto Berlin. 2-6.08.2013.

Posted in books, distribution, exhibitions, Japan, photography on August 2nd, 2013
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Study. Go Itami. Rondade.

Photographs by Go Itami

1976: Born in Tokushima, Japan / 2011: Sraunus / 2012:
The 2012 Unpublished Award, Unseen Photo Fair, Offprint,
Offprint Paris (Paris Photo), KiOSK (Paris Photo), 10×10
Japanese Photobooks at ICP (NY Art Book Fair), Space
Cadet Actual Exhibition#1 / 2013: sktnkyshi at Vacant
Tokyo, Compilation Tokyo

Published by the Tokyo-based music and art label RONDADE.

Size: 29.6 x 41.7 cm

28 €
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Setsuko Hara. Richard Bevan & Tamsin Clark. The Block.

Posted in books, film, Japan, photography on March 4th, 2013


Setsuko Hara. Richard Bevan & Tamsin Clark. The Block.

Photos and film stills of the Japanese actress Setsuko Hara, who is known for performing in, among many other films, Yasujirō Ozu’s “Late Spring” and “Tokyo Story.”

Published in London 2013
Designed by Wolfram Wiedner Studio
96 Pages
ISBN 978 0 9566757 4 3

D 9€

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hanayo. Doppelgänger N Da Hood. limArt

Posted in distribution, Japan, photography on December 7th, 2012
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hanayo. Doppelgänger N Da Hood. limArt

This book was published in August 2012 for an exhibition at limArt.
ISBN: 978-4-9905254-8-4
D 32€

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Akaaka / Japanese books @ Motto Berlin. 12.2012

Posted in art, books, Japan on December 1st, 2012

Following Akaaka’s presentation on November 23, Motto Berlin keeps a selection of japanese books on display until christmas.

(vitrine installation by Yu Yamauchi)

HOT BOOK. Ken Kagami. Misako&Rosen

Posted in art, drawing, Japan on November 24th, 2012
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HOT BOOK. Ken Kagami

Published in conjunction with the exhibition “Hot” at MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo, in 2012.

D 11€

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CMBMC Magazine Ann Issue. CMBMC

Posted in Japan, photography, zines on November 23rd, 2012
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Participating Artists:
Victoria Long
Ten Yetman
Natsuki Mukai
Miki Kishida
Yoko Sakamoto
Nina Hartmann

Publisher : CMBMC PRESS
Date : 2012 spring/summer
Size : 148 x 210 mm
Pages : 32p
Edition of 500
printed by colonbooks


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SWISS. Yurie Nagashima. Akaaka

Posted in books, Japan, photography on November 23rd, 2012
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“No matter how grand the vision, when a person thinks of something the image that he sees is no more than the trifling and ordinary scene that he is so accustomed to–as one’s bedroom.” From the artist’s statement accompanying the exhibition of SWISS+ In 2007, Nagashima participated in an artists residence program in the Village Nomade of Switzerland and the photographs she made at that time are reproduced in this volume, which are of flowers along with views of her residence and her son. The images were inspired by a set of flower photographs she found in a box of her recently deceased grandfather’s home. The photographs in that box were made by her grandmother twenty-five years prior. Nagashima’s work is characterized by her documentation of her family. Through the pictures of flowers and her diaristic entries, she has found a new means of creating a document of her family despite the separation of time and distance. Wedged into the pages randomly–not unlike a scrapbook– are airline tickets, memos, and blank sheets of craft paper. The sense of shuffle and easy re-ordering dispenses with linear narrative in favor of an accidental, open-ended reading. This makes the book’s art direction and design are integral components of the project, blending together visual and text elements with found matter. Her diary-style entires are printed on tracing paper and seem to be typed out with a typewriter with keys out of register. The deliberate slowness of the book’s aesthetic is the vehicle for presenting the photography.

Language: Japanese
Pages: 214
Size: 215 × 290 mm
Weight: 900 g
Binding: Hardcover (in 20 different colors!)


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