Nijubashi - Bridge of Imperial Palace


Artist
Onchi Koshiro (Japanese, 1891 – 1955)
Date
1945
Medium
Woodblock print
Dimensions
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Credit Line
Gift of Ronald '62 and Gerri Vander Molen
Object Number
2015.27.1

Label
This print belongs to a portfolio of fifteen images that was produced by a group of Japanese artists in 1945 shortly after Japan’s defeat in World War II. The artists created the portfolio as a memorial to Tokyo, which was devastated by extensive bombing campaigns in the last years of the war. Several of the places depicted in the prints had strong associations with Japan’s political and military classes, and the portfolio has been understood by some as a lament for the loss of Japan’s imperial might. The bridge depicted in this print is a famous landmark that leads to the main entrance of the imperial palace.

Object Type
Print