Art: Foujita's Return

Seventeen years ago there arrived in Paris a Japanese youth. He intended to stay one month. Not until last week did he get ready to go home. Meantime he had become a famed, much-pointed-out Parisian. "There goes Tsugoharu Foujita, the artist." His departure was such news in Paris that he felt sure his arrival in Japan would be a national event. Cockily chatting to reporters, last week, he compared the Tokyo he left with the Tokyo he would see:

". . . So long ago [1912], there were about 25 automobiles in Tokyo and...

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