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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Hanako
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 2001
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22.6 centimetres (covers)
    • Width: 19.1 centimetres (covers)
  • Curator's comments

    Hanako is a touching story of a handicapped girl and her family, which was also made into a film. The juxtaposition of portraits of the girl and her father with objects of everyday life is extremely successful: Rather than focussing on the suffering, this book shows the positive side of her life, and the beautiful value of her existence. (Titus Boeder, 4/07) Singed by the artist at the British Museum on 5 October 2010.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2007 Oct 10-2008 Feb 17, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
    2015 April-October, London, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • PB.86 (Photobook number)

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