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- 1930s -(JCII photo salon sponsorship that "studio of Japan" watched in Japan)

Date From Tuesday, December 3, 2013 to Wednesday, December 25
From 10:00 to 17:00
Closed days Every Monday (but, in the case of holiday, we are opened)
Place JCII photo salon (the first floor of 25, Ichibancho JCII building)
Access Hanzomon Line "Hanzomon Station" Exit 4, a 1-minute walk
Yurakucho Line "Kojimachi Station" Exit 3, an 8-minute walk
Admission charges Free of charge
Sponsorship JCII photo salon
Reference JCII photo salon
TEL: 03-3261-0300

Event contents

Japanese - 1930s when "studio of Japan" looked―

"Hand of artisan" Ken Domon (than one "NIPPON Japan version" 1 (1938))

It is production group which "studio of Japan" professes itself to be news photograph for the first time in our country, and was formed in 1933. Yonosuke Natori of news photographer who played an active part in European pictorial magazine moved base from Germany to Japan and we invited Ihee Kimura of photographer, Hiromu Hara of designer, Sozo Okada of planner, Nobuo Ina of aesthetics researcher and were made. Kimura and others withdrew in 1934 and began "central studio", but we launched foreign advertising pictorial magazine "NIPPON", and Natori developed organization at the same time to continue photograph delivery to foreign countries. After that, by his conduct to investigate new communication means using photograph, Ken Domon, Yonpachi Fujimoto of photographer, Tsuguichi Koyanagi and others, Ayao Yamana, Takashi Kono of designer, Yusaku Kamekura and others played an active part here.

It is work which Domon, Fujimoto and others photographed in studio of Japan around 1938 that you see this time. It is masterpiece used in various mediums including nurse Red Cross featured in modern hospital architecture, pictorial magazine "photograph weekly bulletin" of the cabinet information bureau introduced in hand waza of doll craftsman photographed for Berlin international manual industry exhibition, "NIPPON". Same technique bunch was dissolved soon after the end of the war, but negative was left for money of Natori, and he was used even for Iwanami photograph library which acted as chief editor in the 1950s. It may be said that it is important work in not only return march of soul published in cover of "war and Japanese" (Iwanami photograph library 101) being superior news photograph, but also thinking about work of Natori.

After time of turbulence, photograph is about to talk about most. Please appreciate Japan relaxedly in the 1930s when work of studio where pioneers of news photograph gathered of Japan conveys.

Studio (nipponkoubo, 1933-1945) of Japan
News photographer, Yonosuke Natori who played an active part in European pictorial magazine invites Ihee Kimura, Hiromu Hara, Sozo Okada, Nobuo Ina who explored tip expression with photograph and starts as production group advocating "news photograph" for the first time in our country in 1933. Kimura and others withdraw from "literary person portrait photo exhibitions by Leica" after the holding in 1934. Natori launches foreign advertising pictorial magazine "NIPPON" by British France-Germany, Spanish besides photograph delivery business to foreign countries in October of the year. After that Ken Domon (registered from 1935 through 1938), Yonpachi Fujimoto (registered from 1937 through 1945) of staff photographer, Tsuguichi Koyanagi (registered from 1937 through 1945) and others, Ayao Yamana (registered from 1933 through 1936), Takashi Kono (we are engaged in work from 1934 and are registered from 1937 through 1940) of designer, Yusaku Kamekura (registered from 1937 through 1945) and others were engaged in jobs such as pictorial magazines by ordering such as international culture promotion society or the cabinet information bureau, the army, trade association center society under the conduct of Natori. We increase in 1939 and reorganize, and it is in international news industrial arts, and the staff more than 80 was registered at one time, but we rename to international news in 1943 and are dissolved soon after the end of the war in 1945. Because people brought up in studio of Japan play an active part after the war and built 1:00 charges, it is said to be the source of our country news photograph and design.

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