Ivory statue of Goddess of Mercy on shelf in corner of room where Prince Konoye, three times premier of Japan, poisoned himself on the night before he was to surrender as a war criminal. Note medicine bottles on shelf below.


  • Date: 1945-12
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Religions, Suicides, Deities, Buddhist, Fumimaro Death Konoye, Vintage Print, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_750530
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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