Roadside Japan

Cultural anthropologist and photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki describes the pages of Roadside Japan as "a heaping helping of crass, dumb, and vile nonsense." This is the Japan you won't find in chic travel brochures. The image of the Naniwa Yasaka Shrine, for example, features 220 vending machines selling everything from luck in love to horoscopes by blood type. It's an exploration of the roadside attraction where even the Buddhists have theme parks.

Genre
Art
Topics
Japan, photography, travel
Author
Kyoichi Tsuzuki
Publisher
筑摩書房
Format
Paperback
ISBN
4480035915 (find on Amazon)

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