Fantastic Old Japanese Posters Of Political Campaigns

These Japanese political posters from the mid and late 20th Century are fabulous. They skewer political targets and advocate social change with style and panache.

 

Sheltered Weaklings (Takashi Kono, 1953)

Sheltered Weaklings (Takashi Kono, 1953)

Anti-pollution poster (Kenji Ito, 1973)

Anti-pollution poster (Kenji Ito, 1973)

Against the introduction of nuclear weapons into Japan (Kinkichi Takahashi, 1960s)

Against the introduction of nuclear weapons into Japan (Kinkichi Takahashi, 1960s)

Poster for exhibit in support of Vietnamese women and children (Makoto Wada, 1968)

Poster for exhibit in support of Vietnamese women and children (Makoto Wada, 1968)

"Not what I had in mind" (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1968)

“Not what I had in mind” (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1968)

Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)

Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)

 

Goodbye whale (Mamoru Suzuki, 1994)

Goodbye whale (Mamoru Suzuki, 1994)

No More War (Kazumasa Nagai, 1970)

No More War (Kazumasa Nagai, 1970)

Human Rights - Living Together (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Human Rights – Living Together (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Peace (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Peace (Kazumasa Nagai, 1989)

Anti-war poster (Kenji Iwasaki, 1960s)

Anti-war poster (Kenji Iwasaki, 1960s)

 Give Us Back Man (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1969)

Give Us Back Man (Tsunehisa Kimura, 1969)

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50 (Mamoru Suzuki, 1995)

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50 (Mamoru Suzuki, 1995)

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50 (Mamoru Suzuki, 1995)

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50 (Mamoru Suzuki, 1995)

Hiroshima Appeals (Yusaku Kamekura, 1983)

Hiroshima Appeals (Yusaku Kamekura, 1983)

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Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)

Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)

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Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)

Environmental pollution (Shigeo Fukuda, 1973)

Remembering for the Future (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)

Remembering for the Future (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)

Human rights (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)

Human rights (Shigeo Fukuda, 1989)

Peace in Jungle (Gan Hosoya, 1968)

Peace in Jungle (Gan Hosoya, 1968)

 

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