"Ken Domon's Showa" Exhibition

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi - 7th Floor New Galleries

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Ken Domon was a legendary figure not just in the history of Japanese photography, but also cast a long and influential shadow during the Showa era (1925-89). For over 45 years between 1935, when he suffered a cerebral thrombosis, and 1979, Domon conscientiously recorded the turbulent events of his time. This exhibition, held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Domon's birth, features around 250 selected works ranging from "Showa" to "The Beauty of Japan," offering viewers a comprehensive summary of the achievements of his career. Divided into four major sections - "Prewar and Wartime Work," "Keeping Pace with Postwar Japan," "Appearances," and "The Beauty of Japan" - Domon's photographs throw into sharp relief the progress and trajectory of Showa Japan. This is a valuable peek into the life of one of Japan's foremost photographers, who pursued his subjects relentlessly, right up until his twilight years even while wheelchair-bound.

Gallery talks also scheduled (Japanese only). See website for details.

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From 2009-02-24 To 2009-03-08

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Ken Domon

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