Iwamiya Takeji was born in 1920 in Tottori. Having graduated from Yonago Commerce and Sericultural School he joined Hitachi Shipbuilding in 1938. He joined the army in 1941 and was sent to China. In 1955 he established a studio and in the following year held his first solo exhibition of photographs of Sado Island. He had been visiting the island since 1954 and for the following eight years he continued to take regular trips along the west coast. Most of the images in the book are taken in Shukunegi, a small village five miles west of Ogi City. His approach to photography comes very close to Hamaya's Ura Nihon, both in the focus on hardship and folklore. He subsequently went on to publish numerous books on Japanese crafts, design, and architecture. Rare. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
Acquisition (From) :: Maggs Bros to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 2007 ::, Associated Place (Depicted - IT) :: Sado ::, Consists of :: paper ::, Object type :: photobook ::, Production (Made in) :: Tokyo-to ::, Production (Photographed) :: Iwamiya, Takeji ::, Production date :: 1981 ::, Uses technique :: printed ::
Photobook. One volume. First edition. No. 507 of a limited edition of 2000 copies. Signed copy.