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Talk with Fusaharu Tsurumatsu Talk with Fusaharu Tsurumatsu

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his belongs indicate that he was a modernist.
His favorite materials


He had regularly used cassette tapes, on which names of Fred Astaire and Karajan can be seen. These items reflect his modern lifestyle. There is also an ashtray presented by Shin Hasegawa, whom he looked up to as a teacher for his entire life, and pipes, indicating that he was a regular smoker.



Talk with Fusaharu Tsurumatsu Talk with Fusaharu Tsurumatsu

Drafts of "Onihei Hanka-cho" and his sketches

Drafts of "Onihei Hanka-cho" and his sketches

Ikenami's sketches were produced through his observant eye of a novelist. Vivid images of Edo arise from these detailed scenes and sketches of characters' appearances.

Scripts for TV series and movies

Seals used by Ikenami

Scripts for TV series and movies

Seals used by Ikenami

Collection of "Edo Kaimono Hitori Annai," or Edo shopping guide There are also modern-looking seals bearing alphabetical characters.

Collection of "Edo Kaimono Hitori Annai," or Edo shopping guide
In "Edo Kaimono Hitori Annai" published in 1824 from Nakagawa Hozando, a variety of jobs, store names, crests and storefront appearances at that time are described in details, in which the charm of Edo can be found. [Click the image to see details.]

There are also modern-looking seals bearing alphabetical characters. [Click the image to see details.]

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