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Teacher guide Tokyo modern II: Koizumi Kishio's '100 views' - annotations and gallery, 1928-40

TLF ID M006710

This is a second collection of online materials focusing on the 100 woodblock prints produced between 1928 and 1940 by artist Koizumi Kishio that explore the rebirth of Tokyo in the years following the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. (See also 'Tokyo modern I'.) This collection comprises: 109 prints, including nine revised additional images from the original 100; an introduction by James Ulak; a set of annotations written by the artist; and an abridged gallery of duplicate images showing variations of colour and tone between print runs.




Educational details

Educational value
  • While this collection is useful for modern history in years 11 and 12, its primary value is in the visual arts. The massive reconstruction of Tokyo as a modern metropolis following the devastating earthquake of 1923 was celebrated in woodblock prints by an innovative generation of artists influenced by Western individualism and expressionism. Their creations are known collectively as 'creative prints' (sōsaku hanga).
  • The '100 views of Great Tokyo in the Showa era' featured in this collection were created between 1928 and 1940 by printmaker Koizumi Kishio, one of the greatest artists of the creative print movement. Artists in the movement generally created their prints from scratch, starting from the concept sketch, through block carving to actual inking and printing. The final product usually had a rough-hewn direct feel.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • History
  • Arts

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Person: James Ulak
  • Description: Author
  • Person: Koizumi Kishio
  • Description: Artist
  • Publisher
  • Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://web.mit.edu/
  • Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://web.mit.edu/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology © 2008 Visualizing Cultures. Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.