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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Hiratsuka Un'ichi
Culture:Japanese (1895-1997)
Title:Akasaka Palace (Akasaka Rikyu) from '15 Scenes of Last Tokyo in Original Wood-cut' (Tokyo kaiko zue)
Date Made:1945 (Showa 20)
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:Sheet: 7 7/8 in x 11 1/8 in; 20.0025 cm x 28.2575 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2008.63.2
Credit Line:Purchase with William K. Allison (Class of 1920) Memorial Fund

Label Text:
The Akasaka Place was designed by Katayama Tokuma, a disciple of Josiah Condor, and was completed in 1909. Neo-Baroque in style, it was one of the largest official buildings constructed during the Meiji era. It served as the residence of the Crown Prince and was where Emperor Hirohito resided during the reconstruction of the city after the Great Kantō Earthquake. Since 1974, it has been used to house guests of state.
SM 2012

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