Tokyo: Shueisha, 1971. First edition. In illustrated wraps. Offset. 280pp. 8 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. Very good, sunning to spine, some wear to edges and corners. Item #6705
Photobook documenting Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebrations, presented in stunning full-page, full-bleed color photographs with matte and semi-glossy pages. Shinoyama captures hedonistic, vibrant, and dynamic images of parades, parties, beach scenes, nightlife, lovers, and revelers of all sorts.
Published as a special edition of Japanese Playboy and sponsored by Hitachi, there are a few images peppered throughout the book that include product placement with partygoers shaving with the Hitachi electric razor, while running through waves on the beach or hanging out of a party bus.
“Kishin Shinoyama and his mad crew challenged Brazil, the land of dazzling sex-craze at the other end of the globe!! Here!! The human document of his bitter-comic struggle for 25 days!”.