online: the night is still young

powerhouse books releases the night is still young by acclaimed japanese photographer tomoaki hata. now los angeles-based, he returns to his roots and heads for the underground club scene of osaka's gay nightlife district. gay life and culture in the land of the rising sun is mostly secretive, if not downright closeted. but hata manages to elaborately document this elusive yet colourful scene for the world to see. the publication also includes essays by curator eric c. shiner and cultural multi-tasker + performer simone fukayuki. click [here] to order your copy.
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