Artists and wartime politics: Natori Yōnosuke − a Japanese Riefenstahl?*

  title={Artists and wartime politics: Natori Yōnosuke − a Japanese Riefenstahl?*},
  author={Andrea Germer},
  journal={Contemporary Japan; Journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo},
  pages={21 - 50}
  • Andrea Germer
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Art
  • Contemporary Japan; Journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo
Abstract Introducing the techniques of the photojournalism of Weimar Germany to Japan at the beginning of the 1930s, photographer Natori Yonosuke (1910−1962) can be called the godfather of photojournalism in Japan. After relocating from Germany to Japan in 1933, his activities until the end of World War II included producing the illustrated propaganda magazine NIPPON (1934−1944), which was geared toward foreign audiences, and publishing a number of other propaganda magazines in occupied East… 

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