Ed Templeton

¥4,500 JPY

The photographs in this book were taken during seven trips to Tokyo between the years 1998 and 2018, with the majority being shot between 2016 and 2018.

I first came to Tokyo in 1998 on a skateboarding tour, and then again two times in 2001, first for a big citywide art exhibition called "Untitled 2001" and then again as a skateboarder later that year. Those first visits to Tokyo were full of walking and wandering and photographing in the streets when I wasn't skateboarding. Then in 2016 I came back to Tokyo as a tourist after a long absence. These more recent trips have been more focussed on shooting photographs and observing the life and rhythms of the people of Tokyo. I like to find moments that speak to human existence and specifically to the customs and rituals of life in Tokyo.

"City Confessions #1 Tokyo" is the first book in the City Confessions series. City Confessions will be an ongoing series of books that will be later slipcased together as a set. Each volume will be a selection of photographs from a city that I have spent significant time working in and exploring.


w20.8 x h24 cm
56 Pages
53 Images(b/w) 5 Images(color)
Soft cover (hand-sewn)
Full color Offset
First edition of 1000
Published in 2019
ISBN 978-4-908512-80-3


『シティ・コンフェッション#1 東京』は、「シティ・コンフェッション」シリーズの最初の写真集である。このシリーズは継続中で、いずれスリップケース入りのセットになる予定だ。各刊は、まとまった期間滞在し、撮影したり探索したりした都市別の写真集になる。』


w20.8 x h24 cm
56 ページ
53 イメージ(b/w) 5 イメージ(color)
Published in 2019
ISBN 978-4-908512-80-3