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Mura e (To the Village)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.98

  • Title (object)

    • Mura e (To the Village)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1976
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25.7 centimetres (covers)
    • Width: 18 centimetres (covers)
  • Curator's comments

    By 1973 Kitai was fed up with the endless revolution. He turned to the countryside for a sense of peace and genuineness. Travelling to the remote regions of Honshu, Kitai understood that the scenes he witnessed were bound to disappear. The resulting work won him the 1st Kimura Ihei Prize in 1976. An expanded version of this volume was published by Tankosha under the same title in 1980. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.98

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.97 (Photobook number)

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