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Yoshiro Hirogane - Factory Gates
Yoshiro Hirogane
Factory Gates
$5,000
Yoshiro Hirogane - Untitled (Building Exterior)
Yoshiro Hirogane
Untitled (Building Exterior)
$5,000
Yoshiro Hirogane - Untitled (fishing boat)
Yoshiro Hirogane
Untitled (fishing boat)
$4,000
Yoshiro Hirogane - Untitled (women walking)
Yoshiro Hirogane
Untitled (women walking)
$3,500
Taikichi Irie - Bunraku Puppet Theater Performers: Master Tamao Yoshida (1919-2006)
Taikichi Irie
Bunraku Puppet Theater Performers: Master Tamao Yoshida (1919-2006)
$9,500
Noburu Ishikawa -
Noburu Ishikawa
"Snap at Riverside"
$3,000
Osaka Asahi Shinbun - The Doshima Building, Osaka, as Seen Through Early Prototype of the Fisheye Lens
Osaka Asahi Shinbun
The Doshima Building, Osaka, as Seen Through Early Prototype of the Fisheye Lens
$2,000
Koichi Sato - Untitled (landscape with figure on road)
Koichi Sato
Untitled (landscape with figure on road)
$3,500
Sendai Photographic Group - White Cat on Steps, Sendai, Japan
Sendai Photographic Group
White Cat on Steps, Sendai, Japan
$2,000
Sendai Shashin Kai - View of New York from Steamboat
Sendai Shashin Kai
View of New York from Steamboat
$2,800
Hoko Shimamura - Sakagura (Sake Vats)
Hoko Shimamura
Sakagura (Sake Vats)
$500
Yukio Takagi - Untitled (floral still life)
Yukio Takagi
Untitled (floral still life)
$3,500

Untitled (ceramic teapot and teacup)

This collection reflects the diversity of photographic styles and imagery that occurred in Japan between WWI and WWII—an important, but little-known time of the medium's development in that country. Painterly, aesthetic-minded landscapes and still lives were largely the output of the numerous, and very serious, Japanese camera clubs and photo societies. Meanwhile, the near-surreal (and crystal-clear) images of Taikichi Irie, on the other hand, pushed the medium to a different place: One that is part documentation, part aesthetic; one that resonates with the Modern imagery of the West.

The Japanese, who previously had been isolated from the Western world for centuries, had a curious way of finessing the adoption of Western technologies and appearances—without totally compromising their Eastern identity.

This material is extremely rare. Earthquakes, natural disasters, fires—as well as the destruction of whole cities during the Second World War—have left few extant examples.

Art Photography in Japan Between the Wars (1920–1940)
About This Exhibit
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Charles Schwartz Ltd.

21 East 90th Street
New York, New York   10128   USA

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