Issue #43 "Speed Cover" (7/1997)
Issue: #47 "GET IVY!" (July 1997)
On the cover: SPEED (Japanese Band)
Published on July 1st 1997
Printed in Japan
Another great issue of asAyan with a focus on the summer 1997 season. Lots of product presentations, recommendations, and some editorial style shoots provided great insight into season ahead. The segment "Check him up! in Summer" has some of Harajuku's top store directors recommend items, including Yoppi from Hectic, Takahiro Miyashita from Number (N)ine, Shinsuke Takizawa from Neighborhood, and Masami Ito from American Rag.
The piece is followed up by the legendary Last Orgy III, which has NIGO, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoppi, Murajun and Kojiro visiting the amusement park Fuji-Q Highland for the Golden Week Special. Another story previews the summer collection by Stussy and presents a special interview with Paul Mittelman.
This issues cover story is on the former Japanese pop band SPEED, who came fresh off of the release of their debut album "Starting Over" and their number 1 single "Go! Go! Heaven". Other segments include Kan Takagi's AMP and Freestyle Snowboarding #7 with Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoppi and more.
Condition: The magazine is in great condition, especially considering the age. Only basic signs of usage. Some yellowing and discoloration due to age.