Nobuyoshi Araki: Love Labyrinth II
Shot in Kyoto, Love Labyrinth II is classic Araki. It is one part touristic travelogue and another part underground peepshow. The full colour images get to the heart of Araki's amoral portrait of Tokyo by rendering some of the most unbearably banal travel snapshots (cherry blossoms, street revelery, hotel rooms) alongside his more typical outrageous bondage scenes, though this one isn’t as hardcore as others. Beautiful as always. Seductive as always.
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Shinchosha Company, Japan
Details: Softcover. 1st Ed. Japanese text. Unpaginated