"100 Views of Great Tokyo in the Shōwa Era" by Koizumi Kishio / kk017_1931_w090_park
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Ueno, Tokyo's great public park, incorporated religious, civic, and cultural sites. In September 1923,
Yamashita became the location of an enormous refugee camp for displaced citizens of Tokyo. The
stylish young woman shown walking alone in the park at night under an electric streetlight might be
Koizumi's way of inviting comparison between the peaceful and safe,
modern aspects of Tokyo and the turmoil wrought by the earthquake.

Yamashita Entrance to Ueno Park (#17), September 1931

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