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Japanese School Life through the Camera.

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  • Title (object)

    • Japanese School Life through the Camera.
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first and only edition. 50 tipped-in photographic plates. Text and printed captions in English, French, and German. Small folio. Original ringbinder with plastic see-through covers.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1937
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    Kimura's third publication. Published on the occasion of the Seventh World Conference of the World Federation of Education Associations held in Tokyo in 1937 by the Society of International Cultural Relations this is one of Kimura Ihei's earliest publications. “The photographs contained between the covers of this album are intended to illustrate by means of the camera the road to learning and culture as it passes through the schools in Japan.” (Introduction). Includes some peculiar images like “Foreign languages school (college grade): Apparatus for registering the vibration of vocal chords, for correcting pronunciation”. Rare. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 105 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history


    2009 1 Jul-25 Oct, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
    2012 Jun – Oct, BM Japanese Galleries ‘Japan from Prehistory to Present’

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Seventh World Conference of the World Federation of Education Associations
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.362 (Photobook number)

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