Tag Archives: Taisho

Fun Link Friday: Vintage Japanese Magazine Covers

If you enjoy Taisho and early Showa era design as much as I do, there’s a treasure trove of images on 50 Watts, a book design blog. The images are curated from Bookcover Design in Japan 1910s-40s (ISBN 4-89444-426-7), edited by … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Map Design by Yoshida Hatsusaburo

Spoon & Tamago has a feature on the cartographer Yoshida Hatsusaburo (1884-1955) and his gorgeous, detailed maps. I love the Taisho- and early Showa-era design work on these, and how much they look like real towns instead of a contemporary … Continue reading

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Resource: Old Photos of Japan

Ever wonder what Japan looked like in the Meiji period? Old Photos of Japan is a curated collection of photos from the Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods, roughly 1860-1930. The website is curated by DUITS, boutique journalism and stock … Continue reading

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Call for participation: 2012 Intellectual Exchange Programme between Japan and Europe

Japanese Study Seminar – Taisho Prewar (Showa) Centre Européen d’Etudes Japonaises d’Alsace (CEEJA) and the Japan Foundation (JF) would like to invite you to submit an application to participate in the Japanese Study Seminar – Taisho/Prewar (Showa) which is scheduled … Continue reading

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