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Japan

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Printed at upper right: Japan. Top half is white circle on red background and bottom is gray design on black ground.

Interior, Japan

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sketch of an interior room from the garden.

Interior, Japan

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Sketch of a screen with Japanese characters; Verso: Sketch of an interior courtyard.

"Japan" Exhibition

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Abstract design of deer against an orange background.

Japan special catalogue fisheries

Smithsonian Libraries
Also available online.

Elecresource

Bloomingdale's: Japan

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Japan Country Promotion. Black, yellow, red with gold sunbursts and one blue sunburst.

Japan Today

National Portrait Gallery

Japan Today

National Portrait Gallery

Japan Air Amsterdam

National Air and Space Museum
AMSTERDAM.Offset photolithograph print advertising service to Amsterdam. A red-roofed windmill stands in a grass field next to a curving water canal with lily pads. "AMSTERDAM" printed in large black sans-serif font on a white field at bottom with a red JAL logo to the right. At top, white sans-serif text reads "FLY JAPAN AIR LINES."

Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Wendy Wick Reaves, the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Curator of Prints and Drawings, comments that "sometimes a pictorial poster is a decorative masterpiece-something I can't walk by without a jolt of aesthetic pleasure. Another might strike me as extremely clever advertising … But collectively, these 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement."

Reaves' observations are especially relevant for the impressive array of aviation posters in the National Air and Space Museum's 1300+ artifact collection. Quite possibly the largest publicly-held collection of its kind in the United States, the National Air and Space Museum's posters focus primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. Among other areas, the collection includes 19th-century ballooning exhibition posters, early 20th-century airplane exhibition and meet posters, and twentieth-century airline advertisements.

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation. The collection represents an intense interest in flight, both public and private, during a significant period of its technological and social development.

Japan Antimony

National Museum of American History

Swissair Japan

National Air and Space Museum
Offset Photolithograph: Aerial photograph of giant oil tanker under construction, Nagasaki, Japan; landscape.

Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Wendy Wick Reaves, the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Curator of Prints and Drawings, comments that "sometimes a pictorial poster is a decorative masterpiece-something I can't walk by without a jolt of aesthetic pleasure. Another might strike me as extremely clever advertising … But collectively, these 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement."

Reaves' observations are especially relevant for the impressive array of aviation posters in the National Air and Space Museum's 1300+ artifact collection. Quite possibly the largest publicly-held collection of its kind in the United States, the National Air and Space Museum's posters focus primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. Among other areas, the collection includes 19th-century ballooning exhibition posters, early 20th-century airplane exhibition and meet posters, and twentieth-century airline advertisements.

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation. The collection represents an intense interest in flight, both public and private, during a significant period of its technological and social development.

2 Jiao, China (Japan) 1937

National Museum of American History
One (1) 2 jiao coin,

China (Japan), East Hopei Province, 1937

Obverse Image: T'ien-ning Pagoda in Beijing.

Obverse Text: [Needs Translation]

Reverse Image: Value in grain stalks

Reverse Text:[Needs Translation]

[[Obverse Text]] 冀東政府, 中華民國二十六年[[Transliteration]] JI / DONG / ZHENG / FU, ZHONG / HUA / MIN / GUO / ER / SHI / LIU / NIAN [[Translation]] Mindong government, twenty-six years of the Republic of China

[[Reverse Text]] 貳角 [[Transliteration]] ER / JIAO [[Translation]] fifth yuan

5 Won, Korea (Japan), 1908

National Museum of American History
One (1) 5 won coin, Yung Hi

Korea (Japan), 1908

Obverse Image: Dragon circling self in a pearled border with Chinese and Korean text surounding.

Obverse Text: NEEDS TRANSLATION

Reverse Image: Denomination surrounded by small pearled circle, with wreath surrounding.

Reverse Text: O / WON (Translation: Five Won).

Genearl Information: Aluminium"

1 Jiao, China (Japan), 1934

National Museum of American History
One (1) 1 jiao coin,

China (Japan), Manchukuo Province, 1934

Obverse Image: Lotus flower with Chinese text surrounding.

Obverse Text: ? / CHOU / ? / TA / NIEN / SAN / T'UNG / TA

Reverse Image: Pearl above value between facing dragons.

Reverse Text: I / JIAO

5000 Yen, Japan, 1990

National Museum of American History
One (1) 5000 yen coin, specimen

Japan, 1990

Obverse Image: Courtroom of the Supreme Court of Japan.

Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / SEN / EN (Translation: Japan, 5000 yen).

Reverse Image: Badge of the court staff inside petal cartouche surrounded by rudbeckia and laciniata flowers.

Reverse Text: Romanization: SAIBAN / SHO / HYAKU / NEN / 5000 / EN / HEISEI / 2 / NEN (Translation: 100 years of court 5000 Yen Heisei Year 2).

Rim Text: SAIBANSHO / SEIDO / 100 / NEN (then inverted and reversed).

500 Yen, Japan, 1990

National Museum of American History
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen

Japan, 1990

Obverse Image: Stage Coach.

Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HAYAKU / EN (Translation: Japan, 500 yen).

Reverse Image: Imperial crest of the Chrysanthemum with pattern on an imperial garment.

Reverse Text: Romanization: GIKAI / KAISETSU / HYAKU / NEN / 500 / HEISEI / 2 / NEN (Translation: 100 years since establishment of congress 5000 Heisei Year 2).

500 Yen, Japan, 1990

National Museum of American History
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen

Japan, 1990

Obverse Image: Stage Coach.

Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HYAKU / EN (Translation: Japan, 500 yen).

Reverse Image: Imperial crest of the Chrysanthemum with pattern on an imperial garment.

Reverse Text: Romanization: GIKAI / KAISETSU / HYAKU / NEN / 500 / HEISEI / 2 / NEN (Translation: 100 years since establishment of congress 5000 Heisei Year 2).

5000 Yen, Japan, 1990

National Museum of American History

Japan Air Transport Co. Ltd. Japan Alps Flight April-September

National Air and Space Museum
JAPAN AIR TRANSPORT CO. JAPAN ALPS FLIGHT APR.—SEPT. Multicolor illustrated print advertising air travel between Japan and the Alps. Red plane silhouette in foreground, white line drawing of mountains behind on a blue background; Relief Halftone/Screen print.

Partial text: at top in yellow-orange sans-serif font, "JAPAN ALPS FLIGHT APR.—SEPT." and characters in white. At bottom, characters in red and "JAPAN AIR TRANSPORT CO." in yellow-orange sans-serif font.

Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Wendy Wick Reaves, the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Curator of Prints and Drawings, comments that "sometimes a pictorial poster is a decorative masterpiece-something I can't walk by without a jolt of aesthetic pleasure. Another might strike me as extremely clever advertising … But collectively, these 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement."

Reaves' observations are especially relevant for the impressive array of aviation posters in the National Air and Space Museum's 1300+ artifact collection. Quite possibly the largest publicly-held collection of its kind in the United States, the National Air and Space Museum's posters focus primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. Among other areas, the collection includes 19th-century ballooning exhibition posters, early 20th-century airplane exhibition and meet posters, and twentieth-century airline advertisements.

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation. The collection represents an intense interest in flight, both public and private, during a significant period of its technological and social development.

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Transcript for radio broadcast, "Japan against Japan"

Archives of American Art
Speech : 5 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm

Address to the Japanese people telling them about America and excoriating the actions of Japan's government during World War II.

500 Yen, Specimen, Japan, 1992

National Museum of American History
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen

Japan, 1992

Obverse Image: The State Hall of Shuri Castle with Kanji above and below.

Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HYAKU / EN ( Translation: Japan, 500 Yen).

Reverse Image: The Rising Dragons with denomination at center and Kanji surrounding.

Reverse Text: Romanziation: OKINAWA / FUKKI / NI / JU / NEN / 500 / EN / HEISEI / SI / NEN (Translation: 20th Anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan, 500 Yen The Year 4 of Heisei).

Rim Text: OKINAWA / FUKKI / 20 / NEN

General Information: Commemorating the Return of Okinawa to Japan, Specimen no. 278.

500 Yen, Specimen, Japan, 1994

National Museum of American History
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen

Japan, 1994

Obverse Image: Two styilized runners.

Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HYAKU / EN ( Translation: Japan, 500 Yen).

Reverse Image: Six leafes surrounding 12th Asian Games logo above value.

Reverse Text: Romanziation:THE / 12th / ASIAN / GAMES / HIROSHIMA / 500 / YEN / HEISEI / 6 / NEN (Translation: Year 6 of Heisei).

General Information: Commemorating the 1994 Asian Games, Hiroshima, Specimen no. 265.

5000 Yen, Specimen, Japan, 1993

National Museum of American History
One (1) 5000 yen coin, specimen

Japan, 1993

Obverse Image: A pair of cranes fly with clouds in the background.

Obverse Text: N/A

Reverse Image: The Imperial Crest of the Chrysanthemum with a design of Catalpa "Azusa" representing The Crown Prince's private signature.

Reverse Text: Romanziation: KOTAISHI / DENKA / GO / SEIKON / KI / NEN / NIHON / KUNI / GOZEN / EN / HEISEI / GO / NEN (Translation: The Wedding of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Japan 5,000 Yen The Year 5 of Heisei).

General Information: Wedding of Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada.

500 Yen, Specimen, Japan, 1994

National Museum of American History
One (1) 500 yen coin, specimen

Japan, 1994

Obverse Image: Airplane flying over Kansai International Airport.

Obverse Text: Romanization: NIHON / KUNI / GO / HYAKU / EN ( Translation: Japan, 500 Yen).

Reverse Image: A map of the Kansai region with the airport marked as an aircraft in a pentagonal ribbon with a loop at the bottom.

Reverse Text: Romanziation: KANSI / KOKUSAI / KUKO / KAIKO / 500 / EN / HEISEI / 6 / NEN (Translation: Opening of Kansai International Airport 500 Yen Year 6 of Heisei).

General Information: Commemorating the opening of the Kansai International Airport.
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