Japanese Counterculture The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shūji

Explores the significant impact of this countercultural figure of postwar Japan

Terayama Shūji (1935–1983) was an avant-garde Japanese poet, dramatist, film director, and photographer known for his highly provocative art. In this inventive and revealing study, Steven C. Ridgely examines Terayama’s life and art to show that a conventional notion of him does not do full justice to the meaning and importance of his wide-ranging, often playful body of work.