Tadanori Yokoo Tokyo Y-Junctions


Author Tadanori Yokoo
Publisher Kokushokankokai
Date 2010
Country United States
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 11.9" x 9.2" x 1", 264 pages
Over a period of three years Tadanori Yokoo has set out with a camera to visit the 23 wards, suburbs and islands of Tokyo in search of Y-junctions. Having previously only painted them this astonishing book follows his Y-junctions search through the city and his struggle to picture them. Every nook and cranny of the city of Tokyo is filled with people. His refusal to have any of them appear on the images implied he had to wait patiently for all persons to disappear which sometimes could take quite a while: he refused to artificially erase them with a computer. There are 235 Y-junctions in this curious book and most of the pictures are taken at night. All photographs are in color. Includes an essay on the origins of the Y-junction by art critic Noi Sawaragi and an afterward by Yokoo himself.