(SOLD): ARAKI, Nobuyoshi. Midori.
(Tokyo): Tankisha, 1982. First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. One of Araki’s rarer titles, the title being the name of the beautiful young girl who appears in Higuchi ICHIYO’s classic novel Takekurabe. Araki’s portraits explore the idea that Midori has grown up to work in a massage parlour, transferring the setting from the Meiji period to contemporary Japan. A very good copy in stapled wrappers, with white sticker placed over, the staples and price.