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ASAI Shimpei. Beatles Tokyo : 100 Jikan no Roman (1976)

ASAI Shimpei. Beatles Tokyo: 100 Jikan no Roman (The Beatles in Tokyo: A 100-hour Saga). Nagoya : Chuubu Nihon Housou (CBC), sd / nd [1976]. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — 4° (29,5 x 21 x 0,5 cm), (80) p., 250 g.
Pict. softcover, color and b&w pictures. Comments in Japanese by Shinichi KUSAMORI.
Broché, couv. souple ill., photographies coul. et n&b. Commentaires en japonais par KUSAMORI Shinichi.

État / Condition — EXCELLENT.

Remarques & avis / ReviewShimpei ASAI was the only official photographer during the Beatles' stay in Tokyo (29/06-03/07/1966) for their mythical concert at the Budokan, and had access to their hotel rooms. Thus was made Shimpei ASAI's first photobook and the legendary Beatles Tokyo, in a photo-documentary approach, where we follow the Beatles out of the ariplane, to their rooms and face-to-face, their meals and their remains, playing with Japanese theater masks, etc., with excellent comments by the Japanese critic KUSAMORI Shinichi (1938-2008).
Rare reprint-facsimile from 1976, which a few hints tell apart from the even rarer 1966 first edition. A new monochrome edition, revised and augmented of texts, was published in 1995 by the Japan Times editions.

ASAI Shimpei fut le seul photographe officiel lors du séjour des Beatles à Tokyo (29/06-03/07/1966) pour leur mythique concert au Budokan, et eut accès à leurs chambres d'hôtel. Ainsi parut le premier livre-photo d'ASAI Shimpei, et légendaire Beatles Tokyo, sur le mode photo-documentaire, où l'on suit les Beatles à la sortie de l'avion, en chambre et face-à-face, leurs repas et leurs restes, etc., accompagné d'un excellent commentaire par le critique japonais KUSAMORI Shinichi (1938-2008).
Rare reprint en fac-simile de 1976, que quelques menus indices distinguent de l'édition originale, plus rare encore, de 1966. Une nouvelle édition en monochrome, revue et augmentée de textes, parut en 1995 aux éditions du Japan Times.

Divers / Misc. — See also / Voir aussi :
ASAI Shimpei. Beatles Tokyo : 100 Jikan no Roman (1966)
ASAI Shimpei / Peter BAUM. The Beatles in Tokyo 1966 (1995)

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