Manami Okazaki & Geoffrey JohnsonKicks Japan
This fashionable, sexy book features fantastic photography of Tokyo sneaker-related scenes, interviews with famous international artists that have collaborated with Japanese sneaker labels, local graffiti and tattoo artists, designers and skateboarders. Original photographs from sneaker and skate parties demonstrate just how rabid this subculture in in Japan. There are also amazing examples of interiors of Japanese sneaker shops, which have to be seen to be believed: sneakers on sushi conveyor belts, swimming pools filled with bananas, art made of sneakers. Put all together, these images and interviews provide a comprehensive look at sneaker culture in Japan in all of its colorful and sexy glory.