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Toda - Harvested Daikon
Toda
Harvested Daikon
$4,000
Toda - Wooden Fence and Leaves
Toda
Wooden Fence and Leaves
$3,000
Anonymous - Village Farming Scene
Anonymous
Village Farming Scene
$2,800
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - France: Two Policemen Behind Steel Gate
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
France: Two Policemen Behind Steel Gate
$2,500
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - New York City News Vendors
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
New York City News Vendors
$3,500
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - Place de la Republique, Paris
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
Place de la Republique, Paris
$5,000
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - Road along river with church spire and houses.
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
Road along river with church spire and houses.
$2,500
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - Sakurada-mon Gate, Tokyo in Snow
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
Sakurada-mon Gate, Tokyo in Snow
$4,000
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - Two Figures With Dog
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
Two Figures With Dog
$2,500
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - Untitled (ceramic teapot and teacup)
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
Untitled (ceramic teapot and teacup)
$3,000
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive) - Untitled (Cigarette Burning in Porcelain Ashtray)
Anonymous (Tokyo Archive)
Untitled (Cigarette Burning in Porcelain Ashtray)
$3,000
Anonymous, Japanese - Movie Montage
Anonymous, Japanese
Movie Montage
$4,000

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
Image List

Exhibited and Sold By
Charles Schwartz Ltd.

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

Contact Charles Schwartz

Email cms@cs-photo.com

Phone 1-212-534-4496

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