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Sanrizuka - Moeru Hokuso daichi 三里塚―燃える北総台地 (Sanrizuka - Hokuso Plateau on Fire (Document 1966-71))

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.109

  • Title (object)

    • Sanrizuka - Moeru Hokuso daichi 三里塚―燃える北総台地 (Sanrizuka - Hokuso Plateau on Fire (Document 1966-71))
  • Description

    Photobook. First edition. Signed copy.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1971
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    A superb document about the medieval fighting that took place over a period of some five years around Narita airport. Fuelled by the spirit of protest in the late 60s this constituted the first of many often violent anti-airport protest in the region. This book was printed in a small edition. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    25 April 2013

    Reason for treatment

    Temporary Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Tear repair on outer book wrapper

    Condition

    Book in good condition. Small tear noticed on outer wrapper.

    Treatment details

    The tear was repaired using wheat starch paste and a thin strip of a fine usimino paper.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.109

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.107 (Photobook number)

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