The Confusion Era:
Art and Culture of Japan During the Allied Occupation, 1945-1952

Hayakawa Yoshio,
"Caron Sewing School. . .Students Wanted," 1951.
Offset print, 72.8 x 51.5 cm.

This poster advertising a sewing school reflects the need for self-reliance during the postwar recovery period. Hayakawa Yoshio (born 1917), commisioned for this poster by a sewing school in Osaka, was a young graphic designer who came into his own following the war.










courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution