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PHOTO HISTORY MUSEUM
A Titan of Showa Era Photography:
The Work of Tadahiko Hayashi as a Narrative on His Times

Date
<Part 1>   April 1, 2018 (Sun.) — May 31, 2018 (Thu.)
<Part 2>   June 1, 2018 (Fri.) — July 31, 2018 (Tue.)



Known for his portraits of the authors Osamu Dazai and Ango Sakaguchi, Tadahiko Hayashi relaunched his career in the immediate postwar era from Ginza, riding the wave of the kasutori magazine boom, and winning instant popularity as a photographer. Throughout the tumultuous Showa Era (1926—1989), as Japan transitioned through the Second World War and the era of rapid economic growth, followed by the “bubble economy,” Hayashi caught everything around him on camera, from snapshots portraying social conditions and portraits of intellectuals and artists to scenic photographs that sought to depict the essence of Japanese culture. ....

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