Moriyama moves to Tokyo, to join the eminent photographers` group VIVO in March, whose members include Shomei Tomatsu, but the group is about to dissolve. Eikoh Hosoe takes Moriyama on as an assistant and next year Moriyama assists in the production of Hosoe`s series
Ordeal by Roses
Started his career as a freelance photographer, frequently shot around American base in Yokosuka. Started friendship with Takuma Nakahira this time.
New Artist Award from the Japan Photo Critics Association
"Pantomime" (with Shin Yanagisawa), Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo
Japan: A Photo Theater, with text of Shuji Terayama, Muromachi Shobo