“Building of the Arts”, Taisho Exhibition, Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1914.

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“Building of the Arts”, Taisho Exhibition, Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1914.

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Taisho Exhibition, Ueno Park, 1914.

“Of the various buildings for the Taisho Exhibition, completed toward the end of February, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most attractive and gorgeous structures.

“It contains thirteen different sections, all furnished in the highest possible design so as to accord perfectly with the exhibits they are intended to contain, which will comprise the gems and master-works that the genius of the new Taisho era is capable of producing.

“Of these compartments fourteen are reserved for Japanese paintings and drawings, seven for European paintings, one for sculptures, three for architecture, two for calligraphy, one for gold works, one for lacquer wares, one for china and cloissone, two for bamboo, one for dyeing and embroideries, two for wood-cuts, photographs and printing, and two for artistic industrial works.

“… In the construction of the picture galleries a careful study has been made as to light so as to show the exhibits in their best advantage. More than fifteen hundred applications have been so far made, the exhibitors coming from various districts of the country as well as from abroad.

“The number of exhibits have been estimated at more than three thousand and five hundred pieces.”

The Japan Magazine, March 1914

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