- Tenno (Emperor)
Photobook. First edition. Japanese text with English abstract.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
In December 1945 Yamahata Shogyoku (1887-1963) and his son Yamahata Yosuke (1917-1966) photographed the Emperor and his family in order to show his 'human side'. The request for the informal photo sessions had come from Life magazine who published selected images on February 4th, 1946 under the snappy title of “Sunday at Hirohito's”. Both photographers worked for the Sun News Photo agency who published the present booklet in 1947. It shows the Emperor as a family man, a humble biologist, a listener, while at the same time emphasizing the mutual love and respect between emperor and his people. The dustwrapper is designed by Kamekura Yusaku. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
- PB.209 (Photobook number)
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