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Maker(s):Kageyama Kōyō
Culture:Japanese (1907-1981)
Title:Celebration of the 2600th Anniversary [of the Establishment of the Nation]
Date Made:1940-11-15
Materials:gelatin silver print
Measurements:Sheet: 14 x 11"; Image: 12.875 x 10"
Accession Number:  AC 2014.57
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:
Calculations determined that the year 1940 marked the 2,600th anniversary of the establishment of the imperial lineage, and the whole country was wrapped up in celebrations. In Tokyo temporary gates were set up around the Imperial Palace, and the city’s residents turned out to witness a variety of commemorative events.

Professor Samuel C. Morse, 2015

urban; bridges; men; perspective; soldiers; wars; crowds

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