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Kotato Gado, Rush Hour in Subway, c. 1918

The New York Shimpo (New York, 1919) praised this work, which depicts the interior of a crowded subway car with geometric lines, as “expressing a Futurist mood without regret, with a pleasing brushstroke and orderly harmony. (Ishigaki Crucible, “Independence”). (Ishigaki Rutsubo, “
Independent Art Association’s Japanese Painter,” The New York Shimpo, April 2, 1919).