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Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

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1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

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November 2016
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Hanaya Kanbei: A Photographer and His Age

Nov 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Hanaya Kanbei was a photographer active in Ashiya City, Hyogo prefecture from the pre-war era. Born in Osaka in 1903, he later bought a photography supply shop and co-founded the amateur Ashiya Camera Club in 1930. He and his fellow club members experimented with design techniques already occurring in the West but thought of by many in Japan as too radical at the time. They utilized methods including Dadaist photomontage, photograms, and abstract imagery. Hanaya&hellip

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