This collection of portraits, captured on black-and-white film, is of several 17-year-old subjects encountered on the streets of Sasebo in 2017. These young people, photographed in this nostalgic landscape unique to a port city hidden between mountains and sea, transcend time to become universal 17-year-olds in an undefined place at an undefined point in time. 

Hardcover with bookcase: 192 pages
Publisher: Nippan Ips
Language: English / Japanese
Product Dimensions:  24 x 30 x 2.5 cm



Located in the west of Japan and surrounded by the sea and mountains, Sasebo has developed rapidly in the late 1900s as a U.S. Navy base and shipyard town. 
To rediscover and introduce the city's allure, Japanese photographer Osamu Matsuo, who was born and grew up in this unique town, started his "Sasebo Project" 3 years ago. 
For the third installment of this project, HEAVY METAL presents more than 60 portraits of shipyard workers and photos of shipbuilding factories.

Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Nippan Ips
Language: English / Japanese
Product Dimensions:  37 x 27.1 x 1.6 cm



This book is the second book from THE SASEBO PROJECT, launched by Japanese photographer Osamu Matsuo in 2014 to rediscover the city and deliver its attraction through photographs.
In this book he introduces freewheeling night life in two famous bar districts which have developed too much considering the size of the city. Capturing portraits of multinational female workers, military men and local Japanese, it gives you a snapshot of mixed cultures peculiar in Sasebo.

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Nippan Ips
Language: English / Japanese
Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 25.7 x 1.3 cm


 Hills and Cranes

Obscured by the mountains and ocean at the west tip of Japanese islands, Sasebo has been developed as the national defense city and shipbuilding town with the modernization of Japan. With its calm ocean and soft coastline, Sasebo consists of creature-like cranes at the dockyards, American and the Navy facilities, grey ships at the port, mysterious homicides on the news, women at the amusement area, the houses, alleyways and people climbing up the hillside; Sasebo has something no other cities have.

Tabloid: 48 pages
Publisher: STUH CO.,LTD.
Language: English / Japanese
Product Dimensions: 42 x 29.7 cm