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Shosetsu no furusato - Hayashi Tadahiko shashinshu 小説のふるさとー林忠彦写真集 (The Home of the Short Story - Photographs by Hayashi Tadahiko)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.57

  • Title (object)

    • Shosetsu no furusato - Hayashi Tadahiko shashinshu 小説のふるさとー林忠彦写真集 (The Home of the Short Story - Photographs by Hayashi Tadahiko)
  • Description

    Photobook with 120 reproductions of photographs. One volume. First edition.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1957
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    This is Hayashi's first book and one with a particularly interesting concept: Hayashi was asked to convey the spirit of various locations that held a particular relevance to works by twelve contemporary Japanese writers. Includes works by Kawabata Yasunari (Izu), Mishima Yukio (Kamijima "Sound of the Waves"), Umezaki Haruo (Sakurajima), Ishikawa Tatsuzo (Kobe), and Tanizaki Junichiro (Kyoto). The contributions had been published in monthly instalments during 1956 in the women's magazine 'Fujin Koron'. A portrait of the author prefaces each contribution. At a time when the memories of the war were still vivid the images evoke a mixture of piety and optimism. Hayashi explains in the postscript how he was initially delighted to be given work over a period of one year, involving famous contemporary writers. But soon he realized that it was extremely difficult to visualize the written word, to show the essence of a writer's world, in a group of essentially un-posed photographs. A beautiful combination of text and image. Only one copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.57

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.57 (Photobook number)

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