Kikujirō Fukushima

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Kikujirō Fukushima (福島 菊次郎, Fukushima Kikujirō, March 15, 1921 – September 24, 2015) was a Japanese photographer,[1] author of the book Postwar Japan that was not photographed: From Hiroshima to Fukushima.


The documentary film Nippon no Uso (Japan Lies—The Photojournalism of Kikujiro Fukushima, Age 90) provides insight into the life of Fukushima. Based on Fukushima’s 250,000 photos and his own experiences, the film shows the little-known side of Japan’s postwar path. Directed by Saburo Hasegawa and produced by Documentary Japan, the film was released on August 4, 2012 in Tokyo.[2][3][4]


He died after a stroke on September 24, 2015.[5]


  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, editor. 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (『日本写真家事典』, Nihon shashinka jiten). Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000. ISBN 4-473-01750-8
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "'Nippon no Uso: Hodo Shashinka Fukushima Kikujiro 90-sai (Japan Lies)' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ "'Japan Lies' documentary about photojournalist Kikujiro Fukushima reaps awards - The Japan Daily Press". Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Renowned photojournalist Kikujiro Fukushima dies at 94". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.

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