Tug-of-war with Hair and Board Game of China

by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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Tug-of-war with Hair and Board Game of China  by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Original Kiyochika (1847 - 1915) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tug-of-war with Hair and Board Game of China

Series; Comical Art Exhibit of the Sino-Japanese War, 1895

Comical Art Exhibit of the Sino-Japanese War - Published in 1895, Kiyochika's series "Comical Art Exhibit of the Sino-Japanese War" (Kaiga rakusho Nisshin senso) features political cartoons depicting the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 - 1895, when Japan fought with China for control over Korea and won. This chuban sized manga series acted as wartime propaganda to foster patriotism and encourage support for the war, demonstrating Japan's superiority and might over its enemies. Kiyochika's satiric depictions poked fun at the Chinese and flaunted the new modernization of Meiji era Japan as superior to the old ways of China. Ironically, these images often paralleled the "anti-Oriental" cartoons that Westerners were producing at the same time.

Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/4"

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Vertical fold. Please see photos for details.

Tug-of-war with Hair and Board Game of China  by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Tug-of-war with Hair and Board Game of China  by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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