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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...


Yuko Ishii


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 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction Surrealism as it became manifest in Japan contains so many diffuse, not to say contradictory, elements that it is incredibly difficult to pin down. There has never been a cohesive surrealist group in Japan as such, only groups...