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Maker(s):Kageyama Kōyō
Culture:Japanese (1907-1981)
Title:A Store Window at Tokyo PX
Date Made:1948-10-23
Type:Photograph
Materials:gelatin silver print
Measurements:Sheet: 11 x 14"; Image: 8.75 x 13"
Accession Number:  AC 2014.63
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
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Label Text:
The occupation forces requisitioned the Hattori Watchtower Building at the main intersection of the Ginza to serve as the PX for the occupation forces in Tokyo. American goods were on display in the store windows of nearby department stores such as Matsuya as well, but most were out of reach of the average Japanese citizen.

Professor Samuel C. Morse, 2015

Tags:
fashion; women; interiors; shops

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