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Maker(s):Koizumi Kishio
Culture:Japanese (1893-1945)
Title:Central Weather Station (Chuo kishodai) from 'One Hundred Woodblock Printed Views of Greater Tokyo in Showa: number 41' series (Showa Tokyo fukei hanga hyakuzue hanpu ga dai yonjuik'kei)
Date Made:1933 (Showa 8)
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:Sheet: 15 1/2 in x 11 7/8 in; 39.37 cm x 30.1625 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2008.35
Credit Line:Gift of Charles Wilkes (Class of 1971) and Helen Wilkes, (Parents, Class of 2008)
2008_35.jpg

Label Text:
A modern weather station was constructed in the center of Tokyo in the early decades of the twentieth century. The clock tower became one of the most famous monuments of the Great Kanto - Earthquake, having stopped at 11:58, the minute the earthquake hit. Koizumi comments, “This is where they forecast the weather, sometimes correctly, sometimes not.”
SM 2012

Tags:
communication; towers; industries; trees; text

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