'Tokyo Lucky Hole 1983-1985' by Nobuyoshi Araki


Tokyo Lucky Hole is one of Araki’s best-known and most controversial books that was re-edited and published in an expanded version by German publisher Taschen. This is the original Japanese version that is becoming harder to find in the first printing with the first state obi. It is one of Araki’s rare projects with sex workers and is an extensive study of the Japanese sex industry, with most kinds of sex stage acts featured.

Source: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger “The Photobook: A History Volume I”, London, Phaidon, 2004.

“Araki’s ‘Tokyo Lucky Hole’ is his best ‘verite’ book of the sex club scene" - Diana Stone

Size: 21 x 13cm (Small quarto)
No. of Pages: 272
Cover Type: Soft Cover with photo-illustrated dust jacket and Obi.
Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing
Condition: Near fine, small creases to book cover
Publisher: Ohta Shuppan, Tokyo, 1990