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Back Issue -1 March 2011-
Radiant Moments at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Roger McDonald
The New Snapshot. Contemporary Japanese Photography, vol.9: Radiant Moments was the title of a recent exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu. Notwithstanding the highly ambitious curatorial imperative to investigate "the new snapshot" through the work of the six photographers in the show, I found myself taken in by the works presented. more...
Craftsman, Architect, Humanist: Seiichi Shirai, Revisited
Susan Rogers Chikuba
Though his was hardly a household name, ask nearly any practicing architect of any age in Japan about Seiichi Shirai (1905-83), and the response is consistently one of admiration, if not reverence. An ardent philosopher, poet, and calligraphist in an age of ever-increasing industrialization, Shirai the architect holds a special place in the hearts of designers today for the markedly individual and spiritual stance that informed his many works. more...
Prewar Tokyo through the Eyes of a Police Photographer: Koyo Ishikawa at Old Shimbashi Station
Alan Gleason
Japan's first railway was completed in 1872, just a few years after the fall of Edo Castle and the advent of the Meiji Restoration. The line ran between the port of Yokohama and a terminal in Tokyo named Shimbashi -- there was no Tokyo Station yet. For the next 42 years, Shimbashi was the gateway to the nation's new and rapidly modernizing capital. more...
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Radiant Moments at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
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