Evening illuminations, Peace Commemorative Exposition, Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1922.

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“Festive lighting of the 2nd Section”, Peace Commemorative Exposition, Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1922, with the Peace Tower at center.

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Peace Commemorative Exposition, Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1922.

“Preparations for the Tokyo Peace Exposition which is to be held next spring in Uyeno Park are advancing apace.

“A large force of officials of the Tokyo Prefecture, which has charge of the affair, are at work making the various arrangements for exhibits, etc., while large gangs of carpenters are working strenuously on the numerous building which will house the exhibits or serve other exposition purposes.

“… Special care will be taken to provide particularly good electrical effects, it being the plan to avoid use of small lights and to employ in their place projectors and great searchlights.

“While the purpose of the exhibition is mainly educational and commercial, provision will also be made for entertainment of the visitors by means of orchestral concerts, motion pictures, theatrical performances and dances by both foreign and local performers.”

The Trans-Pacific, November 1921

“This is the first time an independent building has been erected for electric machines and supplies in an Exhibition in Japan and is a natural consequence of the remarkable development of the national electric industry.

“Night view of the Peace Tower in the 2nd Section”, Peace Commemorative Exposition, Ueno Park, Tokyo, 1922.

“It was in 1887 that electric lamps were first used in Tokyo. The Tokyo Electric Light Co. now has a capital of ¥219,750,000, 25 power houses (excluding 11 not yet completed), 143,400 kilowatts of horse power in the completed power houses, 996 miles of feed wires, and 895,366 houses to which it supplies electric lights. This remarkable expansion in a single company is a guide to the development of Japan’s electric industry.

“Electric lamps show a rapid development. It was several years ago that carbon lamps were replaced by tungsten lamps, and the latter are now giving way to others. There are such new lamps as daylight lamps, yellowish lamps and canary lamps manufactured, the mentioned of which lighted the rooms of the Japanese warship on which H.I.H. the Prince Regent embarked in 1921 on this trip to Europe.

“The most important lamp manufacturers in Japan are the Tokyo Electric Co. and the Kwanto Electric Lamp Co.”

The Japan Magazine, April 1922

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