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Maker(s):Oda Kazuma
Culture:Japanese (1882–1956)
Title:No. 2: Shinbashi [Dai ni zu shinbashi], from the series "Ginza Pictures No. 2" [Gashū ginza dai ni shū]
Date Made:1929
Type:Print
Materials:lithograph on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 7 3/8 in x 11 5/8 in; 18.7 cm x 29.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  15/20; Kazuma Oda; 1929
Accession Number:  AC 2012.312.2
Credit Line:Purchase with William W. Collins (Class of 1953) Print Fund
2012-312-2.jpg

Label Text:
edition: 15/20

Since the late nineteenth century, the Shinbashi Bridge has been an important landmark in Tokyo. Located at the southern edge of Ginza, it was the final stop of the first Japanese railway, constructed in 1872. While the composition of this design consciously references Japanese tradition—bridge-crossing scenes were a hallmark of ukiyo-e of the late Edo period—the thick concrete of the bridge and its electric lights are new innovations, symbolic of a constantly renewing metropolis.

BB, 2014

Tags:
bridges; rivers; reflection; light; night; stars; sidewalks

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Ginza Pictures No. 2 [Gashū ginza dai ni shū] (Complete Set with original numbered lithograph folders)
1929
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