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Hitomachi (Town and People)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.21

  • Title (object)

    • Hitomachi (Town and People)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1999
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 21.6 centimetres (covers)
    • Width: 17.6 centimetres (covers)
  • Curator's comments

    A beautiful documentary book showing life in the various shitamachi (downtown) districts of Tokyo throughout one year. This is the Japan from the picture-book, something that a Japanese might sum up with the term natsukashii (good old times). The books title was taken in analogy to Tokyo Nekomachi (1993). No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.21

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.21 (Photobook number)

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