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Author: Sven Saaler

occasioned by the arrival of the mission of the Austro-Hungari- an Empire to Japan in 1868. According to the diary of Austria’s First Delegate, Karl Ritter von Scherzer (1821–1903), one of the mission’s gifts for the tennō was a marble life-size sculpture of Emperor Franz Joseph I.23 The statue is said

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

living fi gures that have fulfi lled dif- ferent ever-evolving functions as part of a cult of personality or cult of the individual. Impressive works such as the 96 m statue of Peter the Great erected in Moscow in 1997, the 40 m high eques- trian statue of Genghis (Chinggis) Khan built in Mongolia in

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

impressed by the story of the three heroes that they went to great lengths to collect at least a few sen for the memorial. One elementary student from Ōita Prefecture was quoted as saying: When I heard in school that a bronze statue of the three living bombs was going to be built, I wanted to donate

In: Men in Metal
Author: Sven Saaler

, Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2013); James McClain, Kanazawa: A Seventeenth-Century Japanese Castle Town (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982); and Hashimoto Tetsuya and Hayashi Yūichi

In: Men in Metal