Satomi’s 1937 poster for Japanese Government Railways celebrates speed and modernity with an Art Deco style. A design masterpiece, the image uses radiating diagonal lines and shimmers of luminous color to suggest a sense of speeding past the landscape. One of the image’s focal points is the single cherry tree that appears to toss in the wake of a train. The tree joins forces with a nearby Japanese flag as unmistakable visual representations of Japan. The Osaka-born artist studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris.