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Shiro Kasamatsu, Japanese, (1898–1992)
Tokyo Tower, 1959
Ink and colors on paper
14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (37 x 24 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2018.1.18

The Tokyo Tower opened in 1958. It was a symbol of Japan's economic resurgence after World War II. The steel tower was designed after that of the Eifel Tower.


The artist's signature, "Shiro," appears on the plate and "Shiro Kasamatsu" is printed on the lower margin. The artist's seal appears on the print as well.

ink and colors on paper

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