Established by Daisuke Morishita in 2017, asterisk books is a individual photobook label focussing on contemporary photography and photo based art.

The label is now located on Chiba, near by Tokyo, Japan. Our primarily theme is "pure photography".
Based on this theme, we publish photo books, organizes exhibitions, and hosts lectures.



Asterisk is a Latin word derived from the word "star," and refers to notes and citations in books. It is also used as a simple sentence separator, or as a wildcard in the field of information processing.

Photography is a quoting technique that replaces what actually exists with an image, and at the same time, it is a method that can precede ready-made recognition.

People don't know exactly what's going on here. We walk, move, and create every day, feeling the novelty and potential just there. And the most helpful thing in creation is the rich vacuum.

It's a flower, a stone, a star, and at the same time the very possibility to represent "Something." who I am, who you are, and someone. We advocate making photos work that way.

Daisuke Morishita