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The Resource Chewing Gum and Chocolate, photographs by Shomei Tomatsu ; edited by Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman ; afterword by Leo Rubinfien

Chewing Gum and Chocolate, photographs by Shomei Tomatsu ; edited by Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman ; afterword by Leo Rubinfien

Label
Chewing Gum and Chocolate
Title
Chewing Gum and Chocolate
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Shomei Tomatsu ; edited by Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman ; afterword by Leo Rubinfien
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shomei Tomatsu has created a defining portrait of postwar Japan. Beginning with his meditation on the devastation caused by the atomic bombs in 11:02 Nagasaki, Tomatsu focused on the tensions between traditional Japanese culture and the nation's growing Westernization. Beginning in the late 1950s, Tomatsu photographed as many of the American military bases as possible--beginning with those on the main island of Japan and ending in Okinawa, a much-contested archipelago off the southernmost tip of the country. Tomatsu's photographs focused on the impact of the American victory and occupation: uniformed American soldiers carousing in red-light districts with Japanese women; foreign children at play in the seedy landscape of cities like Yokosuka and Atsugi; and the emerging protest- and counter-culture formed in response to the ongoing American military presence. He originally named this series Occupation, but later retitled it Chewing Gum and Chocolate to reflect the handouts given to Japanese kids by the soldiers--sugary and addictive, but lacking in nutritional value
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tōmatsu, Shōmei
Dewey number
952.04/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS889.15
LC item number
.T65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rubinfien, Leo
  • Junkerman, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tōmatsu, Shōmei
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Chewing Gum and Chocolate, photographs by Shomei Tomatsu ; edited by Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman ; afterword by Leo Rubinfien
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223100674481
  • 31223100674705
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781597112505
Lccn
2014000526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
859579479
Label
Chewing Gum and Chocolate, photographs by Shomei Tomatsu ; edited by Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman ; afterword by Leo Rubinfien
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223100674481
  • 31223100674705
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781597112505
Lccn
2014000526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
859579479

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