Silkscreen cover, hand-sewn binding, illustrated newsprint pages, 36 pages, 430 x 305 mm. Including a poster in newsprint. text in English and Japanese.
Edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered
In 1980, Keizo Kitajima, a recent student from Daido Moriyama’s “Workshop,” photographed the nightlife in Okinawa. Preferring the clubs and bars in Koza, the “red light district,” situated near Kadena, the American Air Force Base.
Originally self-published in four volumes in a bi-monthly periodical called Photo Express Okinawa. Each volume concentrates on a specific time frame during a single month (ie: January 1-15), much like a visual diary. There are no surviving photographs or negatives from this body of work so the images for this limited edition and accompanying show at Andrew Roth (New York, April 2009) were scanned from original volumes.