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An album, in the truest sense of the word, documenting the performance of Shakespeareï¿½s ï¿½King Learï¿½, in the Japanese town of Echigo-Tsumari. Renamed ï¿½Real King Learï¿½, and directed by Bastiaans, the play weaved Japanese history with life stories from the performing actorsï¿½ families. Award winning designer Daisuke Nakatsuka and photographer Daido Moriyama collaborated on the project. This resulting publication presents the play and the research for it; images of flowers are juxtaposed with historical family portraits, interviews with local Japanese pensioners and haunting shots of the stage itself. Unusual Moriyama book, quite different from his other books, with imagery in colour and black and white. As new 1st edition with obi band.