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HAMAYA Hiroshi. Ura Nihon (1957)

HAMAYA Hiroshi. Ura Nihon (Japan's Back Coast). Tokyo: Shinkosha, Showa 32 (1957). 1st ed. & pr.
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Description — Folio (36.5 x 27 x 2 cm), (108)-13-(3) p., 79 pictures (5 color & 74 b&w in photogravure, full-page or full-spread), clothbound hardcover, pictorial dj, slipcase. Essays by KAWABATA Yasunari & HAMAYA Hiroshi. Slipcase lettering by MUNAKATA Shiko. Complete of the technical index leaflet.

Condition — Fine (wear to slipcase, otherwise book in excellent condition).

Review — One of HAMAYA Hiroshi's now well-known master works (with Yukiguni in 1956). It depicts remote places and lifestyles along the coast of the Sea of Japan. Powerful images, some verging on abstraction, served by excellent printing on fine paper. Much less common than Yukiguni and better-crafted.

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