The present catalogue features photographs by Taro Okamoto who is known for the 'Sun Tower', symbol of Expo' 70 in Osaka. According to Yoshihar Fukuhara, after attending a lecture on ethnology given by Marcel Muss at the University of Paris in the 1930s, Okamoto decided to visit the traditional villages of Okinawa and the Tohoku region and recorded the people, events and natural surroundings with his camera. The instinctive sensitivity to mystery found in his photos belies their firm roots in ethnology. Featured in the catalogue are photos from his expeditions. Please note that the catalogue is mainly in Japanese. Texts by Yoshiharu Fukuhara, Takeyoshi Tanuma and Yuji Yamashita are provided in both English and Japanese.
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Onsite

Location code MON.OKT3
Language

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2005

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1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Contact Prints of Taro Okamoto - Takeyoshi TANUMA, 田沼武能
Photographs - The New Wonder Drug - Yuji YAMASHITA, 山下裕二
Photograph Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Taro Okamoto
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Photograph Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Taro Okamoto