YATO, Tamotsu. Young Samurai: Bodybuilders of Japan.

(New York, NY): Grove Press, 1967. First US edition.  Small quarto.  75 pages.  Introduction by Yukio Mishima.  Includes an essay on bodybuilding in Japan by Hitoshi Tamari.  Beautifully illustrated with 140 photographic studies in gravure of 50 of Japan’s ‘new samurai’ who follow the ‘way of the body.’  Including images of Mishima.  A fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket, jacket with some light wear to edges and a couple of closed tears.  A nice copy.


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