Published in 1998, and the Kimura Ihei Award winner of the year, this is one of Homma's masterpieces from his early years.

He managed to turn the not-so-photogenic objects such as houses in the suburbs, dull sceneries, video game arcades, stoney-faced kids, McDonald's, family restaurants, and parking lots, into a piece of work that has become a milestone in the history of Japanese photography. Architect, Momoyo Kaijima and the Sociologist, Shinji Miyadai contributed texts. The photobook has been dealt at a very high value in the secondhand market as it has already gone out of print, and the publisher dissolved. This book was also picked up in The Photobook: A History volume II written and edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.

Tokyo Suburbia
July 2, 2011


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