Kiyochika: Japanese Soldier Rips up Map

Kobayashi Kiyochika

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Japanese Soldier Rips up Map
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
Date: 1904

A Japanese soldier rips up a map of a peninsula as a hapless Russian General behind him protests but is powerless to stop him. The Russo-Japanese war was largely fought over the control of strategic areas of Manchuria, which included both Chinese and Russian territories. 

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Signature: Kiyochika  Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 112-113


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