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Sansei Yamanaka

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet, Sansei Yamanaka was one of the main contacts between French and Japanese surrealists, and maintained a substantial correspondence with his French comrades. He was the organizer, along with Shuzo Takiguchi, of the 1937 International...

Harue Koga

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...From a Buddhist family and himself a Buddhist priest, Harue Koga was an established painter who had stylistically drawn on Fauvism and expressionism (especially the work of Klee) by the mid-1920s, although he had sought to relate all of his...

Shigeru Imai

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Shigeru Imai was an artist and photographer who belonged in the 1930s to such surrealist collectives in Japan as Shin Zōkei Bijutsu Kyōkai (New Plasticity Art Association, 1934–7), Zen’ei Shashin Kyōkai (Avant-Garde Photography Association,...

Minoru Sakata

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A photographer and entrepreneur, Sakata started working for the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper in Osaka in 1926 and in the same year joined the Naniwa Shashin Kurabu (Naniwa Photo Club). In 1934, he moved to Nagoya in order to open the Kodak...

Shôko Ema

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Shôko Ema was a poet close to Katue Kitasono and active in surrealist circles in Japan from around 1933, when she edited the journal Kaiei with Chika Sagawa. Her first poetry collection, Haru e no shôtai (Invitation to Spring...

Hiroshi Teshigahara

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A major movie-maker, Hiroshi Teshigahara was also a painter who participated in the diffuse surrealist activities organized separately around Tarō Okamoto and Shuzo Takiguchi. He encountered Kobo Abe in his Seikin no Kai (the Century...

Yoshio Shimozato

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...An artist and photographer who belonged to several groups that promoted surrealist art. He was a founding member of the Nagoya Fōto Guruppe (Nagoya Photo Group, 1934–37) with Minoru Sakata and Chirū Yamanaka. He wrote about surrealism...

Shizue Tomotani

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Shizue Tomotani began writing poetry in her early twenties when she was mixing in anarchist circles, and in 1924 established a journal with her friend Fumiko Hayashi (who would later become an important novelist) called Futari (The Two...

Kikuji Yamashita

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kikuji Yamashita became interested in surrealism in the 1930s and studied art with Ichiro Fukuzawa. His experiences during the war in China (especially when he was forced to kill a Chinese prisoner) traumatized him and marked his subsequent...

Nakaji Yasui

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Nakaji Yasui was born in Osaka in 1903, one of four children of a paper merchant. The family’s business, established in 1891, also traded in Western-type paper and for that reason foreigners often visited their home. On one of those visits...