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    • Korean calamity retribution

    • flags; men (male humans); military uniforms; ships; rifles (long guns); boats; swords; banners; Built complexes and districts
    • Following the destruction of the Japanese legation buildings in Seoul and the escape from Incheon of the minister and his staff, the Japanese government decided to retaliate. Hanabusa Yoshimoto was sent back to Korea with 3 warships and several...
    • Dinglan (Teiran) honors his ancestors

    • women; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); lanterns (lighting devices); tables (support furniture); figurines; rain; trees; shrines (structures)
    • The book entitled "The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety" was written by the Chinese scholar Guo Jujing during the Yuan Dynasty. The book recounts the extremes to which twenty-four sons and daughters go to honor their elders. This type of print...
    • Shun

    • men (male humans); women; mountains; trees; kimonos
    • The upper panel shows the Chinese boy Shun with a hoe and the main image has a Japanese woman with a hoe. According to the Guo Jujing story, Shun was so diligent in plowing his parents' field, even though they were cruel to him, that elephants came...
    • Zheng Shen

    • women; men (male humans); trees; kimonos; sandals
    • In many, but not all, of the 24 examples, Chikanobu substitutes a female for the male Chinese paragon, making the series part of the didactic vocabulary available to young Japanese women who need to learn such values. In the second print of the...
    • Han Gaozu and Zhangliang

    • Group Portrait; interior spaces; canopies (structural elements); men (male humans); robes (main garments); hats
    • Three men in Chinese robes sit on a platform while two others with drawn swords stand before them. Gao of Han (commonly known as Gaozu, personal name Liu Bang), was the first emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, ruling over China from 202 BC until...
    • Victory at Asan, Korea; Sino-Japanese war

    • soldiers; flags; swords; rifles (long guns); battles; cannons (artillery); military uniforms; horseback riding; ships
    • "At 3 am on July 29 a battle commenced and after five hours our troops were completely victorious" begins the text panel account of this print. Chikanobu depicts two officers leading the assault with the nation's flag held high. A Chinese canon in...
    • Chasing bats

    • women; children (people by age group); bats (animals); trees; built works; bridges (built works)
    • As three bats / komori circle in the evening sky, two boys try to touch them with bamboo sticks while their mother and baby brother look on. Bats have long been a symbol of good luck in Northeast Asia because the words in Chinese for "bat" and for...
    • Caishun (Sanjun) outtalks robbers

    • legends (folk tales); men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); swords; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); baskets
    • The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety are based on a compilation of Confucian tales of exemplary behavior by children to their elders. In this tale, Chi Shun went into the forest to gather mulberries for his widowed mother, throwing the ripe, black...
    • Min Ziqian (Bin Shiken) favors her two sons

    • families; women; children (people by age group); Single Built Works; dwellings; kimonos; hats; suits
    • Print no. 4 of the "24 Paragons" shows at top the story of Min Ziqian (J: Binshiken) whose stepmother preferred his stepbrothers. When his father found out, the wife was ordered out of the house, but young Min begged his father to allow her to...
    • Lady Senju

    • women; men (male humans); bows (weapons); arrows; warriors; kimonos; swords; trees; flowers (plants); banners; fans (costume accessories); streams; folding screens
    • According to the Heike monogatari Lady Senju, a personal attendant of Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199) was asked by him to sing and dance for Taira no Shigehira (1156-1185), a captured enemy of the imperial family. Shigehira, in turn, played the...
    • Imperial Minister Kibi

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; hats; flowers (plants); brocade (textile); stools (single seating furniture)
    • Kibi no Makibi (695?-775) was sent to study in China in 717, and returned to Japan 19 years later to be the imperial adviser to Princess (and later Empress) Koken (reign 749-758). While abroad he was often homesick, especially when he saw the moon...
    • Our army crushes the Manchu army at Asan

    • soldiers; flags; swords; rifles (long guns); battles; cannons (artillery); military uniforms; horseback riding; ships
    • Meiji period color woodblock print. On the 7th month 28th day of 1894, the Japanese Army landded at Asan, Korea expecting a great battle, but found the Chinese fortress deserted. However, Chikanobu imagines here how the attack might have gone.

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