Taido

Taido
Photo book, Taido, Photographer: Yato Tamotsu, Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1966; English version: Young Samurai: Bodybuilders of Japan, New York: Grove Press, 1967. This contains an introduction by Mishima Mishima, with his photo.

Yato Tamotsu (1928? - 1973) was a Japanese photographer and occasional actor, responsible for pioneering Japanese homoerotic photography and creating iconic black-and-white images of the Japanese male. He was a friend and collaborator of the writer Mishima Yukio, as well as the film critic Donald Richie, as well as a long-term romantic partner of Meredith Weatherby, an expatriate American publisher and translator of Mishima's works into English. Yato completed three volumes of photography.