Dai Tōa sensō Kaigun sakusen shashin kiroku (The Great East Asia War: A Photographic Record of Naval Engagements)
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- Dai Tōa sensō Kaigun sakusen shashin kiroku (The Great East Asia War: A Photographic Record of Naval Engagements)
Photobook, 2 vols. Book design by Onchi Kōshirō, endpapers designed by Kawabata Ryūshi. Edited by Dai hon'ei Kaigun Hodobu (Naval Headqarters News Section)
- Dec 1943 (vol.2)
- May 1943 (vol.1)
- Published in: Tokyo
- Height: 30.3 centimetres (cover)
- Width: 21.7 centimetres (cover)
The photobook features photographs of the Japanese Navy in World War II, covering the period from the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 (or December 8 in Japan), 1941, to April 15, 1943. It includes photographs of operations in China, Java, Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea, and other areas in South-east Asia. The work was edited by the Naval Headquarters News Section and the introduction states that the images were collected from a variety of military sources including the Army Information Bureau.
Other copies listed in OCLC: Waseda Univ. Library (vol. 1); Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (vol.2); Australian War Memorial Research Centre; Cornell University, Stanford University (vols. not specified)
Six Japanese war propaganda photographs in the museum's collection were included in volume 2 of this book (reg. nos. 2011,3006.2-4; 2011,3006.6; 2011,3006.8-9).
The photobook is recorded in Onchi Kunio, ed., Onchi Kōshirō sōhon no gyō, Tokyo, Sanseidō, 1982, no. 362, p. 143, where the cover is illustrated. This is the catalogue raisonne of Onchi’s more than 500 book designs.
2011 Oct-2012 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
2012 Jun – Oct, BM Japanese Galleries ‘Japan from Prehistory to Present’
Credit Line: Purchase funded by Modern Museum Fund.
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Object reference number: JCF22658
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