Japan by Unidentified

Japan by Unidentified

Japan

Unidentified

Title

Japan

 
Artist
Year
c. 1934  
Technique
offset color lithograph (after artist's watercolor) 
Image Size
32 3/4 x 23 3/8" image 
Signature
artists seal and signature, lower left 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
below image: "Board of Tourist Industry; Japanese Government Railways" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Japanese Government (for the railways) 
Inventory ID
16987 
Price
Price On Request 
Description

Tokyo: Kyodo Printing & Co. Ltd. Colour process lithograph poster showing deer in a traditional Japanese garden (most likely in Nara), issued by the Board of Tourist Industry of the Japanese Government Railroad as a part of promotion to attract westerners to visit Japan.

"The Japanese Government Railways (JGR) was the national railway system directly operated by the central government of Japan until 1949. It is a predecessor of Japanese National Railways and the Japan Railways Group. One of the roles of the Japanese Government Railways was to attract foreign tourists to Japan.

In 1930, the government created the Board of Tourist Industry (Kokusai Kanko Kyoku) as a section of the Japanese Government Railways (Ministry of Railways). The Board printed and distributed picture posters and English guidebooks overseas and encouraged development of resort hotels at home. The Board was dissolved in 1942, following the breakout of the Pacific War in 1941" (Wikipedia).