From publisher: The works presented in Shakyō Rōjin Nikki have been created using black and white negative film which Araki himself distressed by scratching. This is a new approach for Araki, and such pieces created from the scratched negatives are distinct within Araki’s vast oeuvre. "I’m linking it to Junichiro Tanizaki’s “Fūten Rōjin Nikki.” If it doesn’t have a date, it’s not a photograph. And also, Shikō Munakata used to carve letters, right?" - Nobuyoshi Araki Produced to accompany the exhibition from October 6 to 10 2011 at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/Film (Roppongi, Tokyo). Text in Japanese. 283 black and white reproduction displayed chronologically from a 3-month period starting March 2011.