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Kishin SHINOYAMA "Hachi nin no yu" - "Eight Hot-Spring Women" 2002 Photobook

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Kishin SHINOYAMA, photographer. “Hachi Nin no Yu" - Eight Onsen Women.” Yuko Kotegawa, Yuko Asano, Maho Toyota, Yumi Asao, Hisako Manda, Keiko Takeshita, Keiko Takahashi, Hijiri Kojima, models. Japan: Shinchosha, 2002, First Edition, HB, dj, 31 x 23, 134 pp, 70 double- and single-page color photos.

Eight famous Japanese actresses in kimono and out of kimono at Hot-Spring Hotel locales. Vivid photography that matches the elegance of these legendary Japanese actresses. Yuko Kotegawa was the youngest of the sisters in Kon Ichikawa film adaptation of Tanizaki's Makioka Sisters - seen in the Criterion Collection. Yuko Asano won the Japanese Academy Prize Best Actress Prize for the movie Kura. Maho Toyota has been in over 100 Japanese serial television dramas and movies and was in the film Desert Moon which competed at the Cannes Film Festival. Hisako Manda was a Japanese representative in the Miss Universe Competition. Keiko Takahashi had the kind of acting career no longer possible - starring in her first of many pink films at the age of 15 and then later a respected award-winning mainstream actress.

Shinoyama biography: 1940-Born in Tokyo; 1961-Awarded the APA Prize at the 1st Exhibit of the Advertising Photographers’ Association; 1963-Graduated from the Photography Dept., School of Fine Arts of Nippon University; 1966-Won the Japan Photo Critics’ Assoc. Award; 1968-Left the Light Publicity Co. Ltd. to become a freelance photographer; 1970-Awarded the Prize of the Year from the Japan Photography Assoc.; Invited to Cologne Photo Kina Exhibition in West Germany as the one of four photographers invited; 1973-Awarded the Education Minister’s Art Encouragement Prize; Awarded the Kodansha Publishers’ Cultural Prize; Visited the Republic of China as a member of the Japan-China Photographers’ Friendship Mission; 1975-Participated in Arles Festival (France) as an invited photographer; 1976-Held a one-man exhibition “House” at the Japanese Pavilion in the Venice Biennale Exhibition; 1978-Participated in the exhibition “[Ma]-The Japanese Time and Space” at the Autumn Art Festival in Paris. Exhibited his pieces in the the Museum of Decoration in Paris; 1980-Awarded the 21st Mainichi Art Prize; His photography was featured on the cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Double Fantasy”; 1985-Supervised the “Shinorama [MAN]” in the Theme Pavilion sponsored by the Japanese government in Tsukuba Expo ‘85. His 1991 book “Santa Fe” is the Japan’s best selling photo book of all time.

Condition: Good, has various outer bumps, inside is clean.

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