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Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in Japan
Tokyo in the 1930s and the Birth of Prince Asaka's Art Deco Residence



<P>Japanese-style Art Deco Photo courtesy of Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum</P>

Japanese-style Art Deco
Photo courtesy of Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Tokyo in the 1930s and the Birth of Prince Asaka's Art Deco Residence
JAPAN
TOKYO  •  Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum  •  Ongoing
 
 

On display are a wide variety of paintings, photographs, picture postcards and so on that captured the new face of Tokyo at the time, demonstrating the wealth of its urban life and culture. In addition, these items portray the architecture, daily products and goods, fashions and advertising designs of the 30s, showing the degree to which these "modern" Art Deco influences were accepted and absorbed into the life of Tokyo.

Also featured at this exhibition is the work of engineers from the Imperial Household Department, which was charged with the design of the Asaka residence. In particular, visitors can get a glimpse of the Japanese-style Art Deco idiom that is evident in the Teien building itself, as well as from the various architectural and archival materials on display.



Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Web Site


Contact: 21-9, Shiroganedai
Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-0071

Tel: (81) 03 34 43 85 00

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