Monday, April 11, 2011

日本文化 Getty Museum Exhibit Features Vintage Samurai

Ongoing at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is an exhibit featuring rare 19th century photographs of Felice Beato who lived between 1832–1909. Felice Beato whose career spanned five decades was a pinoneer war photographer who covered the Crimean War, The Second Opium War, and the American Expedition into Japan and Korea. What is notable for our readers is his collection of late Bakumatsu Samurai whose images have graces countless books and exhibitions. Felicio Beato spent the years of 1863-1864 in Japan photgraphing everyone from the Nobility to people in everyday walks of life. He was one of the few photographers to caputre on film Japan's turbulent era of the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate to the rise of the Meiji Restoration. This fascinating exhibition has been ongoing since December of 2010 and will end April 24th 2011.

For more information please visit the Getty Museum link here.

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