Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Kawabata Yasunari

Yasunari Kawabata, 1969

Dogū are small humanoid and animal figurines made during the later part of the Jōmon period (14,000–400 BC) of prehistoric Japan. Karsh’s portrait in which the Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari poses with a ‘heart-shaped face’ dogū is used to illustrate an article by Marty Borsotti “Dogū – Japan’s Oldest Mystery” in Wasshoi! magazine.