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Oh! Shinjuku おお!新宿

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.184

  • Title (object)

    • Oh! Shinjuku おお!新宿
  • Description

    Photobook. First edition.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1969
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    “Shinjuku is youth, Shinjuku is underground, Shinjuku is happening, Shinjuku is hip, Shinjuku is sex, Shinjuku is civilization's womb, Shinjuku is crime, Shinjuku is now at the end of the 60s, and at the dawn of the 70s a violent gale is going to blow away your freedom”. (Text on back cover). An honest work full of the intensity of that most vibrant of Tokyo's commercial centres, scene at the end of the 1960 of many, often violent, student protests. The beauty of this work lies as much in what it is as in what it is not. There is a clear political message that is heightened by masterful photographic exploration. Very rare. Only one copy 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'

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.184

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.181 (Photobook number)

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