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Remembering Tokyo

A Wolfsonian Teaching Exhibition: Koizumi Kishio

On View:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 — Sunday, January 11, 2015


The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 was the worst natural disaster ever to strike Japan.

Using art as a social record, the woodblock print artist Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945) produced this famous art series between 1928 and 1940.

These works are fond memories of the old imperial capital, as well as his accounts of the resurrection of Tokyo.

Curated by Professor Lidu Yi.