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Harubin no kaiso (Recollections of Harbin)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,3035.122

  • Title (object)

    • Harubin no kaiso (Recollections of Harbin)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Large folio. Original cloth in plastic dustwrapper and slipcase. Decorated endpapers.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1936-1937
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    The present post-war publication shows some of Fuchikami’s best work produced during his stay in Manchuria. After Shanghai, Harbin was possibly the most cosmopolitan city in the Far East. Chinese, Russians, and Japanese lived together in close proximity. Fuchikami records the rich diversity of customs and life-styles. There is a clear photo-journalistic aspect to this last phase of his work. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)

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  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 122 bibliographic details
  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2008,3035.122

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.379 (Photobook number)

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