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As seen here and apparently sold on Ebay on 05/09/2011:

"SHUJI TERAYAMA / DAIDO MORIYAMA / ISSEI SUDA / SHIRO TATSUMI , SAA SAA OTACHIAI. TENJO SAJIKI KOEN (PERFORMANCE ON PAPER BY TENJO SAJIKI). TOKYO: TOKUMA SHOTEN, SHOWA 43, 1968.

Oblong 8vo.; 226 pp; profusion of monochrome and color illustrations throughout; 2 fold-outs; pictorial paper-covered boards & matching vertical slipcase; binding & design by Kiyoshi AWAZU. Very Fine.
First edition. This early collaboration between avant-garde theatre impresario, filmmaker and writer Shuji TERAYAMA, illustrator Shiro TATSUMI and photographers Daido MORIYAMA and Issei SUDA, is a truly “under the radar” Japanese book, that is a must-have for any serious collector.

Presenting a collection of plays performed in 1967 by Shuji TERAYAMA's theater troupe Tenjo Sajiki (collaborators include Tadanori YOKOO, Yutaka HIGASHI, Makoto WADA, Masao YAGI, Eiko KUJO, etc.) the book opens with TERAYAMA’s famous play Oyama Debuko no Hanzai . Designed by Kiyoshi AWAZU, the book layouts highlight a complex and refined graphic design aesthetic, which interweaves typography, illustration and photography on green, purple, black, pink and red monochrome printed pages. Photographic images by Daido MORIYAMA and Issei SUDA are interspersed with fantastic illustrations by Shiro TATSUMI. An important and lavishly illustrated underground book that is rarely available. This is Moriyama's first photobook contribution and predates his Japan, A Photo Theater."



Oh, here's the original on AJB:

"TERAYAMA Shuji / MORIYAMA Daido / SUDA Issei / TATSUMI Shiro. Saa Saa Otachiai. Tenjo Sajiki Shijo Koen (Performance on paper by Tenjosajiki). Tokyo : Tokuma Shoten, Showa 43 (1968). First edition.

Description — Oblong in-8° (13,5 x 19,5 x 2 cm), 226 p., 450 g.
Pict. hardcover & matching vertical slipcase, profusion of monochrome pictures & illustrations, 2 fold-outs. Printed in green, purple, black, pink, red on white and blue paper. Binding & design by Kiyoshi AWAZU.

Remarques & avis / Review — A collection of plays performed in 1967 by Shuji TERAYAMA's avant-garde theater troupe Tenjo Sajiki (Tadanori YOKOO, Yutaka HIGASHI, Makoto WADA, Masao YAGI, Eiko KUJO, etc.) that opens on the famous Oyama Debuko no Hanzai. A remarkable piece of work in all respects, of complex and refined graphic and typographical design, where are interwoven the text, Daido MORIYAMA and Issei SUDA (stage)'s impressive pictures and Shiro TATSUMI's crazy illustrations. A important, flamboyant and extravagant underground book, and a personal favorite. Moriyama's first book, before Japan, A Photo Theater. Quite uncommon."



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