Kitaoka Fumio was a Japanese artist known for his woodblock printing representing various subjects such as post-war Japan, picturesque scenes or abstract forms.
Junichiro Sekino was a Japanese artist very versatile who was always exploring new techniques and subjects. He created a series on rooftops, representing them in unusual and very elaborate compositions, painting a true testimony of traditional Japanese architecture.
Following the Kanto earthquake, the reconstruction of japanese cities was accompanied by a new modern model of independant woman, the moga. The Japanese women of the city, found in Western fashion the affirmation of her independence. The newly rebuilt Tokyo will know many avant-garde cultural movements, affirming its modernity. The exposure to a new aesthetics, to a diversification of arts, to another music (jazz) encouraged the emancipation of the woman in the traditional Japanese society.
Power lines are without a doubt an inseparable part of the Japanese urban landscape. This visual network inspired the Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi for his series, Electric Pole.