Untitled 38 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1622
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 38 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
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Untitled 37 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1621
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 37 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 61 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1647
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 61 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 53 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1639
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 53 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1962 — date printed: 1970s
info/price:
Untitled 65 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1651
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 65 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 55 from The Post-War Years (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
stock nr:
1641
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 55 from The Post-War Years (Taito-ku, Tokyo)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1947 — date printed: 1970s
info/price:
Untitled 59 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1645
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 59 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 29 from The Post-War Years (Self-defense forces, second time, 1 October)
stock nr:
1613
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 29 from The Post-War Years (Self-defense forces, second time, 1 October)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 2 from The Post-War Years (Mount Fuji Base)
stock nr:
1588
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 2 from The Post-War Years (Mount Fuji Base)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 89 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1675
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 89 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1948 — date printed: 1970s
info/price:
Untitled 88 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1674
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 88 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 90 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1676
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 90 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 87 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1673
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 87 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 86 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1672
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 86 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 84 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1670
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 84 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 83 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1669
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 83 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 67 from The Post-War Years (Gakusai Engo Kai)
stock nr:
1653
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 67 from The Post-War Years (Gakusai Engo Kai)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1948 — date printed: 1970s
info/price:
Untitled 63 from The Post-War Years (Mount Fuji Base)
stock nr:
1649
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 63 from The Post-War Years (Mount Fuji Base)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:
Untitled 36 from The Post-War Years
stock nr:
1620
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 36 from The Post-War Years
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1958 — date printed: 1970s
info/price:
Untitled 14 from The Post-War Years (Toho Dispute)
stock nr:
1598
artist(s):
YUKICHI WATABE VERNACULAR
title:
Untitled 14 from The Post-War Years (Toho Dispute)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date printed:
1970s
info/price:

biography

Yukichi Watabe (1924-1993) was a documentary
photographer who started his career after the Second
World War, in the period where the Japanese people were
turning to a new order (and spirit) while still suffering from 
enormous damage from the war. This was the age of great
chaos and change in Japan. In Watabe’s photographs one
can witness the moments that symbolise the atmospere
of the period, and also, the people who lived plainly but 
were full of energy. While focusing on the objectivity as a 
photo journalist, he looked at the Japanes people’s
lives with a sincere, warm heart.

Long after his death Watabe’s work became known and 
acclaimed in the West. In 2006 a rare book dealer in London
bought a large set of Watabe’s photographs, from which a 
remarkable cinematic photo book A Criminal Investigation
was compiled and published in 2011. This widely celebrated
‘film noir’ book brought the well derserved attention for 
Watabe’s warm but honest documentation of a recovering 
Japan. 

selected exhibitions