2020 Volume 41 Pages 311-322
This study aims to examine the career of TSUKAMOTO Iwasaburo, the founder of Tokyo Zogakan, and to investigate the process of its establishment. The analysis of the Tokyo Zogakan’s wall chart catalog revealed that Tsukamoto had learned how to draw early Western paintings in the college of engineering art school, and acquired the techniques of lithographic and copperplate paintings. It was also proved that 1,046 wall charts were sold in 1909 that focused mainly on science. Tokyo Zogakan’s Wall Charts was produced in detail by color printing, so it was able to evoke visual images that children had never seen, and it was a suitable teaching tool for children to draw pictures.