Watanabe, Yoshio 1907-
WATANABE, Yoshio 1907-
PERSONAL: Born April 21, 1907, in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, Japan; married, 1948; wife's name, Yoshiko. Education: Tokyo School of Photography, 1925-28.
ADDRESSES: Office—Yoshio Watanabe Photography Office, Midhill, 8 Motoshio-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160, Japan.
CAREER: Oriental Photo Industry Company, Tokyo, Japan, worked in photography department, 1928-30, Photo Times editor, 1930-34; Watanabe Studio, Ginza, Japan, 1935-36, working for government departments, including International Tourist Bureau, International Culture Promotion Organization, and Foreign Ministry Intelligence Bureau; International Report Photographers Society, Tokyo, photographer, 1936-40; freelance photographer, 1940—; Nihon University, Tokyo, lecturer, 1940-52, assistant professor, 1952-58, professor of art, 1958; Tokyo Institute of Technology, director, 1978—. Japan Press Photography Society, Tokyo, director, 1941-45; affiliated with International Culture Promotion Organization, 1943; Japan Professional Photographers Society, chairman, 1958, honorary chairman, 1981—; Photographic Society of Japan, director, 1959, vice-chairman, 1973; Tokyo Municipal Museum of Photography, director, 1990.
MEMBER: Japan Photographic Arts Society (founder and president, 1992).
AWARDS, HONORS: Photographic Society of Japan award, 1957; art encouragement award, Japanese Ministry of Education, 1958; Photographic Society of Japan service award, 1970; Purple Ribbon Medal, 1972; Camera Mainichi art award, 1973; Third Order of Merit and Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan), 1978; Tokyo Municipal Culture award, 1990; designated Person of Cultural Merit, 1990.
The Imperial Palace, [Tokyo, Japan], 1940.
A Day in the Life of Moscow, [Tokyo, Japan], 1949.
Katsura Detached Palace, [Tokyo, Japan], 1958.
Japanese Temples, five volumes, [Tokyo, Japan], 1959-61.
Ise—The Original Form of Japanese Architecture, [Tokyo, Japan], 1962.
Ise, [Cambridge, MA], 1965.
Togu Imperial Palace, [Tokyo, Japan], 1968.
The Palace, [Tokyo, Japan], 1969.
Ise Shrine, [Tokyo, Japan], 1975.
The Guest House, [Tokyo, Japan], 1975.
Jingu to Iseji (title means "Ise-Ji and Shrine"), [Tokyo, Japan], 1979.
The Imperial Palace and Guest House, [Tokyo, Japan], 1980.
Japanese Pagoda, [Tokyo, Japan], 1982.
Nihon no to: Shinko to Sono Shocho: Watanabe Yoshio Shashinshu, Mainichi Shinbunsha (Tokyo, Japan), 1982.
(Coauthor) Overview of the Byodoin—Volume 1: Architecture, [Tokyo, Japan], 1988.
Shashinka Watanabe Yoshio Ten, Niigata-ken Bijutsu Hakubutsukan, 1989.
(Coauthor) Ise Shrine and Izumo Shrine, 1993.
Ise Jingu: Watanabe Yoshio no me (title means "Ise Shrine through Yoshio Watanabe's Eyes"), Kodansha (Tokyo, Japan), 1994.
Watanabe Yoshio no Sekai: Hito, Machi, Kenchiku e no Shisen (title means "Yoshio Watanabe: A Photographer's View of People, Towns, and Structures"), Tokyot-to Rekishi Bunka Zaidan (Tokyo, Japan), 1996.*