Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo's Designs for Domestic Interiors, 19221927

  title={Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo's Designs for Domestic Interiors, 19221927},
  author={Sarah Teasley},
  journal={Design Issues},
  • S. Teasley
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Art
  • Design Issues
Introduction Once Japan began intensive diplomatic and trade relations with Euro-American powers after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, engaging with modernity meant reordering all spaces, objects, and practices in a dualistic schema of either imported “Western” or vernacular “Japanese” ones, in which the imported most often was associated with modernity, and the vernacular with tradition and the past. While both terms were, in practice, hybrids influenced by and bleeding each other, and “Chinese… 

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