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1970-nendai Nippon 1970年代日本 (Japan in the 1970s)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.102

  • Title (object)

    • 1970-nendai Nippon 1970年代日本 (Japan in the 1970s)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition. No. 34 of a limited edition of 100 copies. Japanese text with English abstract. Signed copy.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 2001
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    "Japan in the 1970s was in the age of industrialization and high economic growth and the time to be called commonly that the life of Japanese people in Japan became rich and convenient. Nevertheless, when I travelled in the rural district, I found several areas where there were only two times of bus services available in a day and I was obliged to walk relying on a map then.! The present book is a continuation of two editions of 'Mura e' that were issued by Asahi Camera (1976) and Tankosha (1980). Images were selected from 2545 negatives taken between 1973 to 1981. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.102

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.100 (Photobook number)

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