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Ginza zanzo 銀座残像 (Remembrance of Ginza)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.118

  • Title (object)

    • Ginza zanzo 銀座残像 (Remembrance of Ginza)
  • Description

    Photobook. First edition. One volume. Signed copy.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1982
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    Morooka Koji (1914-1991) was born in Tokyo. In 1933 he became a student at the Kudo Takashi Photographic Research Laboratory. Afterwards he held editorial positions at several photographic magazines and became a member of the Publishing Culture Association. In 1936 he entered ARS & Co., later became editor of Camera Club magazine, and in 1941 editor of Shashin Bunka magazine. After the end of the war he established Tokyo Photo Co. and worked as a freelance photographer. In the 1970s he became popular as a result of publishing several compilations of his work on street scenes of Tokyo in general and the Ginza in particular. The first forty pages provide a historical overview of the famous shopping district, followed by photographs by Morooka from 1926 to 1982. The images trace the development of the Ginza from the first vestiges of Westernization to the 'bright lights, big city' phenomenon. Morooka takes us through the highs and lows catching the fashions, the movement, and the mood of the clientele. Only four copies in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2008 Jun-Oct 10, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

    2011 Oct-2012 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.118

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.116 (Photobook number)

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