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

Imatake Shichiro,
"March 1st to the 31st: National Bond Campaign for Reconstruction. The Sumitomo Bank Is Being Renamed the Osaka Bank," 1946.
Offset print, 70 x 52 cm.

A year after his first postwar poster, the Sumitomo Bank again commissioned Imatake. Here his stylized folk-motif design promotes a reconstruction bond campaign while simultaneously announcing the renaming of the bank.








courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution