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Maker(s):Kageyama Kōyō
Culture:Japanese (1907-1981)
Title:Demonstrations Against the ANPO [Treaty] - Demonstrators Force Their Way into the National Diet Building
Date Made:1959
Materials:gelatin silver print
Measurements:Sheet: 11 x 14"; Image: 8.625 x 12.875"
Accession Number:  AC 2014.67
Credit Line:Museum purchase with gift of funds from Scott H. Nagle (Class of 1985) in honor of Samuel C. Morse, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Richard Templeton (Class of 1931) Photography Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
From the fall of 1959 through the early summer of 1960, daily protests were held in Tokyo to oppose the renewal of the United States-Japan Mutual Protection Treaty, popularly known as ANPO. Student demonstrators were joined on the streets by housewives and salaried workers, taxi drivers and hourly laborers. The focus of the protests was the National Diet Building, where the treaty was to be signed. On the night of November 27, 1959, students stormed the building only to be evicted by the riot police.

Professor Samuel C. Morse, 2015

urban; flags; people; crowds; architecture; fires

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