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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):Oda Kazuma
Culture:Japanese (1882–1956)
Title:No. 1: Girl Selling Dolls [Dai ichi zu ningyō uri no josei], from the series "Ginza Pictures No. 2" [Gashū ginza dai ni shū]
Date Made:1929
Materials:lithograph on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 7 5/16 in x 11 5/8 in; 18.6 cm x 29.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  15/20; Kazuma Oda; 1929
Accession Number:  AC 2012.312.1
Credit Line:Purchase with William W. Collins (Class of 1953) Print Fund

Label Text:
edition: 15/20

With this design, Oda highlights one of the most visible changes to Ginza’s main streets: the emergence of large, European-style department stores, many of which still stand today.

By placing the young girl and her dolls in front of the manufactured tea set and electric lamp in the department store’s windows, Oda has positioned the viewer in the role of a shopper or stroller. The girl, her face harshly illuminated in a manner reminiscent of Bonnard, looks out of the frame, reminding us that to experience Ginza meant more than seeing its new modern marvels; it also meant being seen.

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