Released 6/2/14

Momo Okabe's second book with small Japanese publisher Session Press compiles Okabe’s recent works including many unpublished photographs taken in Tokyo, Miyagi and India between 2010 and 2013.   Juxtaposing images of underground Tokyo nightlife and the destruction wrought by the tsunami in Miyagi, Okabe expresses the complexity of the lives of her friends and lovers struggling with issues of gender identity, several of whom are post-op.

In search of a genuine identity and sense of belonging, Okabe reveals the “sad, yet beautiful scenery that they could perceive after overcoming the long and difficult struggle out from their traumatic past.”. The sincerity and depth of Okabe’s work is visceral; a sweetness within the tension of their collective alienation as if she has built a window into a kaleidoscopic heart. Printed in a small edition of only 300 signed copies distributed exclusively by Dashwood Books.



by Momo Okabe 



published by Session Press, 2014

design: Momo Okabe

text: Ko Kosugi / translation: Daniel Gonzalez

9.84 x 14.17 inches, hardcover, off-set color printing, 95 color images in 122 pages, 7 pounds.

ISBN: 978-0-578-13774-2


edition of 300 copies, SIGNED by artist 

suggested retail price: $125

(40% discount + shipping)


special edition of 20 copies with archival chromogenic color print 

SIGNED and NUMBERED by artist: $325

(30% discount + shipping)


distributed in North America by Dashwood Books / distributed in Japan by twelvebooks