Kiyochika: Boys and Byobu

Kobayashi Kiyochika

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Boys and Byobu
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
Date: 1894 

Japanese children laugh at a scene of two Chinese ships and 3 Chinese soldiers that have been rendered as squirting toys. The toys hop about against a folding screen with a map of the disputed coastline. The lead boy’s fan bears a rising sun. 

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Lightly backed and trimmed.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Signature: Kiyochika  Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 94-95.


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