Daido Moriyama Dazai book deals with Osamu Dazai novel “Villon’s Wife”
"Daido's selection of photographs in this book was based on the homage to Dazai. This reminds us he published the book "the journey to Nakaji" in 1987 with his admiring Nakaji Yasui.
For editing this book, i repeatedly read the whole stories of Dazai again sometimes firstly. Rediscovering Dazai, abd Getting a better glimpse of the true depth and breath of this genius, was in itself a wonderful reward"
“Sachi is the long-suffering wife of popular novelist Otani in post-World War II Japan. Brilliant but self-destructive, Otani spends his days drinking, running up debts, and looking for inspiration with other women. A visit from Miyo and Kichizo, the owners of the tavern which Otani frequents, informs Sachi that her husband has run up a fortune in debts and has stolen money from them. To pay off the debt, Sachi becomes a waitress at the bar, where her beauty and warmth bring in new customers.”
The images of Moriyama works with the text of Dazai in such a way that you get carried away immediately, a really well conceived book from graphic design to print.