"100 Views of Great Tokyo in the Shōwa Era" by Koizumi Kishio / kk001_1928_w107_bridges
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In the fall of 1928, Koizumi launched his print portfolio with this view of two bridges spanning the Sumida River,
the Eitai and the Kiyosu. The newly built bridges became a powerful symbol of the city's reconstruction.
These ultra-modern steel structures, which were enhanced by electric lights, replaced the graceful wo
oden structures immortalized by Ando Hiroshige (1797­1858), a celebrated nineteenth-century printmaker. T
he Eitai Bridge (Bridge of Eternal Ages) was itself a symbol of Tokyo's emergence as a modern, industrial city.
It connected the city's downtown with the industrial section across the river. The young woman and young
men dressed in stylish, Western clothing complement the modern appearance of the city.

Eitai Bridge and Kiyosu Bridge (#1), September 1928

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