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Exhibition: Early Japanese photography show opens March 5, Tokyo

Dawn of Japanese Photography: Hokkaido and Tohoku will open at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography on March 5. This is the third in a series of shows on early photography in Japan, this time with a focus on the northern districts of Hokkaido and Tohoku.

While this exhibit doesn't have a direct connection to British photography, many of the early Japanese photographers learned their craft from British and American photographers who came to Japan in the mid 19th century. Further, the English captioning for the exhibits was assisted by advice received here. Many thanks to all those who responded to my query on the actinometer.

One point of interest is that the exhibits presented were brought together thanks to a nationwide survey of photographic holdings at local museums, libraries and municipal centers. Questionnaires were sent to 2,384 institutions, 882 of which responded.

The exhibition will run through May 6, 2013.

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Comment by Alex Novak on February 24, 2013 at 21:33

The show actually starts on March 5th not May 5th.  Several other important photo shows there as well.

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