HELLO, GOODBYE: THE BEATLES IN TOKYO, 1966 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' visit to Japan on this tour. Taken by Japanese photographer Shimpei Asai, these pictures have never before been published outside Japan.
They intimately capture a fleeting moment, with all its controversy, Beatlemania and creativity, painting a poignant image of the band during their short but intense visit to Tokyo.
'A sensitive photographer, Shimpei Asai loves The Beatles and it shows. With its careful layout, and with natural images mixed with still life ones, such as those of the band's breakfast, the photos tell a truthful story. Bathed in white light, the Four Boys in the Wind are disarmingly natural.' Rolling Stone, France
'This is a side of The Beatles - relaxed, comfortable and intrigued by a world that, for them, was new and exotic - that we don't often see. And thanks to Asai, we are virtually in the suite with them.'
- Allan Kozinn (from his Introduction)
The Beatles in Tokyo, 1966
Signed by Shimpei Asai
Hand-bound in leather
Only 1,966 copies