The special exhibition on view now through December 30 – Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination – features a carefully selected group of woodblock prints, scroll paintings, photographs, kimonos, and fashion dating from the 19th century to the present day, which document the changes that took place as Tokyo modernized and westernized in the Meiji era, became the center of modern urban life in Japan before the Second World War, and rebuilt itself as part of the country’s economic miracle in the postwar decades.
Here’s a sneak peak inside the exhibition…
The Mead is open 9am-midnight Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday. This exhibition is on view through December 30, 2012.
Photo credits: Jim Gipe © Pivot Media