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Maker(s):Oda Kazuma
Culture:Japanese (1882–1956)
Title:No. 5: Ginza Strollers [Dai go zu ginbura], from the series "Ginza Picture Book No. 2" [Gashū ginza dai ni shū]
Date Made:1929
Type:Print
Materials:lithograph on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 7 9/16 in x 11 13/16 in; 19.2 cm x 30 cm
Narrative Inscription:  15/20; Kazuma Oda; 1929
Accession Number:  AC 2012.312.5
Credit Line:Purchase with William W. Collins (Class of 1953) Print Fund
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Label Text:
edition: 15/20

The term “Ginbura” is colloquial Japanese for “strolling around Ginza,” and implies an almost aimless exploration, not unlike the Parisian wanderer, or flaneur. The origin of the term, however, is uncertain, though some suggest it comes from “Burajiru,” or “Brazil,” a reference to the imported South American coffee that attracted university students to the area. To this day, a weekend “ginbura” remains a popular pastime for residents of Tokyo, who still flock to the area to see the sites, browse the department store displays, and, perhaps most important, to be seen doing so.

BB, 2014

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