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It’s Nice That | 100 hours with The Beatles: Shimpei Asai’s photographs from 1966

It’s Nice That | 100 hours with The Beatles: Shimpei Asai’s photographs from 1966

December 08
11:01 2016

Hello, Goodbye: The Beatles in Tokyo, 1966 is a rare opportunity to witness one of the world’s most famous bands through the eyes of a fan, photographer Shimpei Asai. Published by Genesis Publications, the limited edition publication is the first time these photographs have been seen outside of Japan, with just 1,966 copies on offer.The experience the photographer had is one of a kind. Shimpei had 100 hours to photograph the band and was given access most photographers could only dream for. As a result the rarities within the book are remarkable, the minute details that a true Beatles fan would love to see. The entirety of their stay is documented; what they ate for breakfast in their Hilton suite to the fan mail they received, Paul Mccartney in a kimono, or Ringo sleepy-eyed and playing instruments in his room. Shimpei’s photographs are a reflective treat.

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