Because of Judo | Richard Goulding

Because of Judo | Richard Goulding


Days before he died Akinori Hosaka said to Richard Goulding, “I am not a wealthy man but, because of judo in my heart, I am a millionaire”. This statement led to a five year project and the resulting photographs are now published as a monograph by The Ichiban Press.

[from RG]

Stunning photographs, beautifully reproduced in duotone by Graphius, Ghent

Because of Judo is an art monograph limited edition book, and a study of a life in Judo. It is the culmination of a five year photographic project and is a tribute to the late Akinori Hosaka 8th Dan Kodokan Judo.  It is a collection of visual stories about the athletes, their determination to succeed in elite judo, and about the dojo’s in which they train, fight and live.  It is also about their coaches, the teachers of judo. It tells a story of life in Judo in this country, but is also a shared story about Judo all over the world.

The book is available to purchase, here.