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|Intended for:||General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Elementary school students / Junior high school students / High school students / University students|
|Date(s):||March 09, 2017 - September 03, 2017|
|Venue:||Intermediatheque 2F [BIS]
［Address］ KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
［Access］ JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station. Direct access from the Marunouchi Underground Pathway.
［Opening Hours］ 11:00 - 18:00 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
*Opening hours may change.
［Closed on］ Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and Year-end holidays. May close irregularly.
|Entrance Fee:||No charge|
|Registration Method:||No advance registration required|
In autumn 1945, a monumental challenge was awaiting the desolate center of Tokyo: reconstruction. As the capital was being rebuilt on all levels, from private homes to basic infrastructures, what gave citizens hope and attracted people from outside was “a new Tokyo” – both as a concrete goal to achieve and a vague image. Tokyo, having achieved reconstruction in a mere twenty years leading to its 1964 Olympic Games, promoted the image of a modern international metropolis. However, if we meticulously retrace the constitution of such an image of new Tokyo, this process was far from being simple. Far from the sensational news and symbolic images that make up the narrative of postwar history, the ephemeral publications on Tokyo at the time attest to a complex image of the capital. Tokyo’s visual identity (comprising maps, event flyers, touristic leaflets, guides for foreigners, souvenir postcards, commercial movie stills, newspaper articles or photographic reportage) was at times crude, at times idealized, and in all cases very much contradictory. In this presentation, we examine this multi-faceted and conflicting image of the capital, from its reconstruction until its rise as an international metropolis in the first half of the 1960s, in order to see how “the face of New Japan” was built.
|Contact:||+81 3 5777 8600 (Hello Dial)|