HAGA Hideo 芳賀 日出男 (1921.9.10-2022.11.12) Dairen, Manchuria. Premier photographer of festivals and folk culture. A founding member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS) in 1950.
His book, Folk Customs of Japan - Festivals & Performing Arts, (Published: 1997-08-25, Publisher: Creo, ISBN: 4877360158) shows his B/W photos of festivals taken all over Japan since the 1950s.
Died of old age at age 101 in an elderly care facility in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Major themes Festivals in Japan and around the world.
Education Graduated from Keio Univ., Literature, 1944.
Career Producer of the Festival Plaza at Expo '70 in Osaka. Vice-Chairman of JPS in 1981 for 7 years. Established Haga Library Co. which offers stock photos of festivals and folk culture in Japan and many other countries. His son Haga Hinata has taken over the company.
Awards Distinguished Service Award, Vienna, Austria, 1988; Purple Ribbon, 1989; Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, 1995.
Web site: https://hagafoto.jp/