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Matsue 1960 nen 松江1960年 (Matsue in the 1960s)

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  • Title (object)

    • Matsue 1960 nen 松江1960年 (Matsue in the 1960s)
  • Description

    Photobook. First edition. Numerous photographic plates, folding map. Japanese text, captions in English and Japanese.

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  • Date

    • 1978
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  • Curator's comments

    "Moving to Matsue is like meeting a beautiful woman. You fall hopelessly in love and can find no words adequate to describe her. A period of rejection may follow, but with the passage of time you fall once more under her spell. For the spell she casts is inescapable. Such is the magic of Matsue." (p. 111). The present is a worthwhile follow-up to 'Matsue Fukei' (1935) by Fukuhara Shinzo. Rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.189 (Photobook number)

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