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PHOTO HISTORY MUSEUM
Mount Fuji as seen through the Eyes of Late Edo/Meiji Period Photographers
In Search of ‘Heaven on Earth’

Date : April 13 - June 30, 2017



The sacred Mount Fuji is an iconic symbol of Japan. The mountain's grandeur and majestic form has captivated people since time immemorial. In ancient times, Mount Fuji was worshipped as a god of water and a god of fire, and during the Edo period (1603 — 1867) the mountain was venerated as a holy site by the Shugendo mountain ascetic religion. ....

INTERFACE — Or, What Japan's Great Post-War Photographers Kept Looking For.
An Inquiry into the Artistic Practice of Shomei Tomatsu.

Date : Part 1   July 1st, 2017 (Sat.) — Aug. 14th, 2017 (Mon.)
Part 2   August 15th, 2017 (Thu.) — Sept. 30th, 2017 (Sat.)



At the begin of the 1960s, Shomei Tomatsu stunned Japan's photographic scene with his black-and-white series’ such as ‘House’, ‘Occupation’ or ‘Nagasaki’. After covering the U.S. military bases in Okinawa at the end of the 1960s — he published photographs of these bases as part of a collection titled ‘The Pencil of the Sun’ in 1975 — Tomatsu then turned to color photography and, while making the coverage of Nagasaki his lifework, brought forth a diverse portfolio that in various ways keeps influencing the world of photography until today. ....

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