Art and Culture of Japan During the Allied Occupation, 1945-1952
"Donate Clothes for the Returning Refugees, Especially for Women and
Children," Fall 1945.
Offset print, 72.5 x 72.5 cm.
At war's end, Yamana Ayao (1897-1980), long famous as a
designer for Shiseido cosmetics, turned his talents to noncommercial purposes.
This somber poster for the War Calamity Relief Society called attention
to the needs of Japanese refugees, particularly women and children, returning
courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution