860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, 1966, ©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Common Cosmos, 1986 
©Kochi Prececture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
The Stone Buddha Carvings, Usuki, 1977
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town, 1959-61
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town, 1951
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Town, 1959-61
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, Little Ones,
c.1960
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center
Chicago, North Avenue Beach,
1948-52
©Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Portrait, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Having studied the concept and methodology of modern photography at the New Bauhaus*1 in Chicago after the war, Ishimoto Yasuhiro developed his own austere formative and compositional sensibility backed by the philosophy of Bauhaus style modern design, for which Kochi-raised Ishimoto became one of the most nationally and internationally renowned photographers in Japan. While claiming that he considered photographing people more difficult and trying than shooting other subjects, Ishimoto consciously turned toward portrait photography during the three years he lived

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[Gallery] Beach

Part 1 (Chicago) Part 2 (Enoshima / Kugenuma)   Beach, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition Date: 7, August – 29, November, 2015

[Gallery] Little Ones

Part 1 (Chicago) Part 2 (Tokyo)

Beach, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Ishimoto Yasuhiro is a Kochi native photographer who has gained a worldwide reputation for creating works charged with exquisite formative sensibility and beautiful harmonies of black and white. After learning the basics of photography at the Institute of Design that was adopting the Bauhaus style in post-war Chicago, Ishimoto returned and settled down in Japan, but continued to photograph beach sceneries in both Japan and America. On display here is one representative series of works showing scenes of people gathering

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Transient, Fleeting: The World of Ishimoto Yasuhiro part 2

Black Woman and White Baby In the terminal phase of World War II, Ishimoto left the Amache Japanese Internment Camp in Colorado, and found in Chicago the city where he chose to settle down. Before the end of the war, he was permitted to leave the camp, but it was still forbidden to go to the coastal areas. While Chicago, as I wrote in the previous part, is also called the “Windy City”, the State of Illinois where Chicago is

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Transient, Fleeting: The World of Ishimoto Yasuhiro part 1

Chicago, The Windy City Ishimoto Yasuhiro is a leading Japanese photographer who captured cityscapes of Chicago and Tokyo, children, and the Japanese traditional architecture of the Katsura Imperial Villa and Ise Jingu Shrine, in photographs combining warmth and exacting picture composition. Following is a brief summary of his career that is intended to serve as a basic introduction for all those unfamiliar with Ishimoto Yasuhiro, and as a reminder for those familiar with his work. Ishimoto was born in 1921

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[Gallery] What a Wonderful World 3

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[Gallery] What a Wonderful World 2

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[Gallery] What a Wonderful World 1

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Little Ones, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition

Ishimoto Yasuhiro is primarily known for his exquisitely structured, modern and intelligent photographic works as displayed in Katsura, a collection of pictures of the Katsura Imperial Villa that blends Japanese tradition and Western modernism. In his early career, however, he often chose children as his photographic subjects. Characterized by Ishimoto’s trademark picture composition, the results are lively depictions of children in the slums of Chicago that are populated by immigrants from various countries, and children playing in the back-alleys of

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Address

Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center The Museum of Art, Kochi 353-2 Takasu, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, 781-8123 JAPAN TEL:+81-88-866-8000 FAX:+81-88-866-8008

Copyright

Use of copyrighted items At present, Kochi Prefecture owns the copyrights in Ishimoto Yasuhiro’s photographic works. If you wish to use a copyrighted item, please contact the information desk using the link below. Terms of Use Terms of Use for Mr. Ishimoto Yasuhiro’s Photographic Works [PDF] Price List Attachment Schedule (Re: Article 6) Royalties for Ishimoto Yasuhiro’s Photographic Works [PDF] *The applicant is responsible for paying all fees associated with the International Money Transfer, including all fees generated by the

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