Interesting subject from a series of sensational illustrations done by Yoshiiku for the "Tokyo nichinichi shinbun" newspaper during the Meiji era. These often dramatic images depict contemporary events in the news, including murders, robberies, and assaults, as well as suicides, fires, natural disasters, battles and campaigns, and even supernatural occurrences. Rendered in lively colors, each illustration is accompanied by a story in text. The title cartouche takes the form of a banner held by two winged cherubs, an interesting Western touch. These bold designs offer a terrific look into the daily life of Meiji era Japan.
Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
13 5/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal vertical centerfolds. Small loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. Wrinkling, creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.