Bodies and Structures


The journal took readers outside the store to metropolitan and regional sights.

Readers were also taken on longer journeys, such as to the hot springs of Beppu and out to Okinawa.

There were also features on travel to Asian continent, such as to China and "Indochina."

All three carousels show pictures that romanticize the landscape. Is Mitsukoshi's romanticization of home different from abroad?  Are there other categories more useful for comparison and contrast? Should we think of these as representing nestled spheres of mobility or as sharply divided spaces? Did such fantasy travels play a part in Mitsukoshi's imagined geography, blurring but not erasing "East" and "West"?

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