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A Topography of Modern Japanese Bronze Statuary

Personality Cult in Modern Japan

Sources


On these pages, you will find rare primary sources concerning the history of certain bronze statues, the background leading to the building of monuments, press coverage etc.

All the materials presented here are in my possession and copyright is expired (exclusively prewar material).

- Documents concerning the building of the bronze statue of Lord MouriTadamasa inYamaguchi in the 1890s: Prospectus for the building of the statue, regulations of the committee organizing the building, receipt for donation, sketch of the proposed statue etc.

- Article on bronze statue building from Kenchiku Zasshi (Journal for Architecture, 1908); Artikel ber denBronzestatuen-Bau inJapan aus der"Zeitschrift fr Architektur" (Kenchiku Zasshi ), 1908.