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Yasukichi Murakami- Through A Distant Lens @ The Stables

Inset Pic-A Distant Lens
Inset Pic- Kuni Hashimoto and Arisa Yura. Featured pic- Kuni Hashimoto. Pics by Mayu Kanamori

YASUKICHI MURAKAMI- THROUGH A DISTANT LENS is a fascinating show about Japanese photographer, businessman and inventor Yasukichi Murakami, who moved to Western Australia in 1897. He soon re-located to Broome, where he worked variously as an import/exporter, hotel manager, pearl diver and some-time jockey. He went into business first with Takazò Nishioka, and after Nishioka’s death, Murakami married Nishioka’s widow, Eki.

Murakami eventually became a successful photographer based in Darwin, but when the war broke out he was interned in a camp in Tatura, Victoria, with the family he had with his second wife. He died there in 1944 of a heart condition.

His life subsequently became a source of inspiration for Mayu Kanamori and the ‘seed’ for this play.

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