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Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

HYOGO

"Collections III: Yasui Nakaji and His Age"

HYOGO PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART


By TOMOKO HORI
Staff writer

Hyogo Prefectural Museum presents the work of influential Japanese photographer, Nakaji Yasui (1903-1942), for its third exhibition in a series showcasing the museum's collection.

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"Dog" (1935, reprinted 2010) by Nakaji Yasui HYOGO PREFECT URALMUSEUM OF ART

In 2010, a new portfolio of Yasui's work, which was designed to reintroduce the photographer to the public, was compiled from reprints of his original negatives.

This show presents images that are featured in the new publication, as well as a number of Japanese and foreign magazines and books that Yasui used as reference materials. On Dec. 17 and Feb. 5, the museum curators will also hold a guided tour and lecture to help visitors better understand the exhibition; till March 11.

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art; (078) 262-0901; located in HAT Kobe, 1-1-1 Kaigan-dori, Wakihama, Chuo-ku, Kobe; 10-min. walk from Nada Station, JR Kobe Line, or 8-min. walk from Iwaya Station, Hanshin Honsen Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥500. Closed Mon. and Dec. 31-Jan. 2; open holidays and closed the following day. www.artm.pref.hyogo.jp.

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