- Muroji 室生寺
Photobook. One volume. First edition.
- Made in: Tokyo-to
- Height: 35.2 centimetres (covers)
- Width: 26 centimetres (covers)
Domon's charisma had great influence on amateurs and professionals alike. He was a prolific photographer of temples and Buddhist statues, the present work on Muro-ji temple being the first of many volumes on the subject. It was immediately recognized as a masterpiece and won him the 9th Mainichi Publishing Culture Award in 1955. Interestingly, the design of the cover and slipcase are rather different from the English version (below): The dove and the moon have a distinct feel of Picasso or Matisse, yet they are by the Japanese artist Yasui Shotaro. No copy of this edition in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)See Alice Y. Tseng, "Domon Ken's 'Muroji' ", in 'Impressions', no. 30 (2009), pp. 114-118.
2009 18 Feb-15 Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
2012 Feb – Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from Prehistory to the Present’
- Topographic representation of: Muro-ji
- PB.23 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16141
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