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Imokko Yotchan no issho 芋っ子ヨッチャンの一生 (The Life of Little Yotchan)

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  • Title (object)

    • Imokko Yotchan no issho 芋っ子ヨッチャンの一生 (The Life of Little Yotchan)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition.

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  • Date

    • 1946-1951 (original photos)
    • 1995
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  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20 centimetres (covers)
    • Width: 14.9 centimetres (covers)
  • Curator's comments

    On the 13th of February 1946 Kageyama Koyo's third son was born. His given name was Yoshihiko but everybody called him Yochan. The times were tough and there was very little food. As a result of malnourishment in those years, he was a little weak and he died of ill health on April 9th, 1951, aged five. His father kept a memorial album of all the photographs he had taken of him which are published here for the first time, fourteen years after Kageyama's own death. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2016 Apr - Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.81 (Photobook number)

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