KENMOCHI, Kazuo. Nihon No Mayakuka / Narcotic Damage in Japan.

(NagoyaJapan): Nisshin-sha, 1975. First edition. Small thick quarto. One of the most comprehensive books on drug addiction, and the third and final volume in the author’s trilogy documenting drug use in Japan. This book includes images from his first two books (Narcotic Photographic Document and Narcotic ’61-’72) as well as new images not found in either of the earlier works. The book has a long sections of text, also by Kenmochi, and must rank as one of the most comprehensive books on drug addiction ever published. Amidst the reportage (there are many images of drug seizures, photographed in a style not unlike Boltanski or Sol Lewitt), there are incredible pictures of addicts in varying states of disarray. A few small label remnants otherwise, a near fine copy in blue boards as issued in the publisher’s plain card slipcase.

Original price was: $450.00.Current price is: $325.00.

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