Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan

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8.0 X 10.0 X 0.7 inches | 1.81 pounds

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Praise for Edges of the Rainbow
"The exquisite humanity in this book transcends all geographical and cultural difference to show us what is universal in ourselves, and germane to place. A triumph of insight and heart."
--Hilton Als, staff writer for The New Yorker

"A wonderful visual exploration of contemporary queer lives in Japan. Exploring the personal and public lives of a gay Episcopalian priest, a young lesbian couple who've been accepted by their family, a famous civil rights activist and pop idol, an intersex author, and more, this important volume provides a unique glimpse into a diverse Japan. It inspires us to 'live as you are--truthfully.'"
--Karen Nakamura, professor of anthropology at University of California, Berkeley

"Through Michel Delsol's exquisitely honest and intimate photography and Haruku Shinozaki's intelligent and probing interviews, Edges of the Rainbow shares an extraordinary and up-close view of the vitality and diversity that shapes Japan's thriving LGBTQ community."
--Russett Lederman, writer, researcher, and Japanese photography collector

"Edges of the Rainbow show us this simple fact: that gender diversity is an ordinary part of this world. The people so intimately and beautifully reflected here are living their lives as who they really are. Their pride makes us all proud."
--Gon Matsunaka, producer of Out in Japan

"The vibrant individuality, diversity, and universality of the LGBTQ lives we encounter in Edges of the Rainbow shatter all the formulaic canards about conformity and homogeneity that tend to be so fashionable in mainstream Western portraits of Japan."
--John Dower, author of Embracing Defeat