Nyonin rekijitsu 女人暦日1948-1950 (Calendar days of Asaya Hamaya 1948-1950)
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- Nyonin rekijitsu 女人暦日1948-1950 (Calendar days of Asaya Hamaya 1948-1950)
Photobook. One volume. First edition.
- 1948-1950 (photographs taken)
- 1985 (published)
- Made in: Kyoto-fu
- Height: 30.5 centimetres
- Width: 21.6 centimetres
This book was privately published by Hamaya in a limited edition and was not for sale. It was in fact presented by Hamaya to friends present at his wife's funeral and is thus an beautiful homage to her. All the pictures were taken between 1948 and 1950, and show her performing female cultural pursuits or posing in traditional settings. They are strongly reminiscent of Ukiyo-e bijinga from the first half of the century but there is a personal note to them that is quintessentially Hamaya. A real gem and the last work he published during his lifetime. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
On display: G94/dc12/sG
2016 Oct - 2017 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
- Associated with: Niigata-ken
- PB.49 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16168
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