About photobooks – old and new.
Tsuneo Enari (photographs) and Masuo Ikeda (text)
4to, hardcover with printed dust jacket
Published in 1976 by Heibon-sha (Tokyo)
The text is in Japanese, so it is difficult to know the exact context and motivation for this book.
Judging from the photos and the fact that it was published in Japan for a Japanese market, it seems that Tsuneo Enari wanted to show how culturally diverse American families are. Given the fact that he portrayed a lot of inter racial couples, he may have been also fascinated by that characteristic of New York City.
In sum, this book is a great tribute to the cultural diversity in the United States and to the open mindedness toward miscegenation.