Sino-Japanese War 1894-95: Kyochika 100 Laughs
 
 
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Title (Original):      退将の泣別れ
Title:                     Shinbei no hiyakasare
Translated title:     No: 20. An object lesson for the Chinese military (Making
                              Chinese Soldiers Shiver) (Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints)

Also recorded as “Making Chinese Soldiers Shiver”,
(Fuji Arts Japanese Prints)
Also recorded as “Causing Chinese Soldiers to Shiver”,
(Haifa Museum of Art)

Also recorded as “Making Chinese Soldiers Shiver”,
(Fuji Arts Japanese Prints)
Also recorded as “Causing Chinese Soldiers to Shiver”,
(Haifa Museum of Art)

Title (Original):      本萬歳 百撰百笑
Title:                     Nihon Banzai, Hyakusen Hyashushô

Translated title :      “Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs

“Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs”

(Nihon Banzai, Hyakusen Hyashushô) (本萬歳 百撰百笑)
:

Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) 小林清親

Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
              
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi.  : 松木平吉

Publication Date: 1894

A large and portly snowman, reflecting the fact that many battles during the Sino-Japanese War were fought during bitterly cold winter months., has been given facial features that resemble those of a stern Japanese general. Four Chinee soldiers who come across the snowman are terrified; they keel over, fall backward, and one even appears to beg for mercy.
Three Japanese soldiers standing behind the snowman burst out in laughter, mocking the Chinese soldiers for being so easily intimidated.
Extract from the publication by Saint Louis Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press publication, Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, 72.2, p.177

 

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