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Kobayashi Kiyochika, Japanese, (1847–1915)
(Master Skin and Bones) Flying False Expectations, 5/09/1904
Ink on Paper

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2006.1.44

Alternate Title: Nihon banzai: Hyakusen hykusho
Full Title: Long Live Japan: 100 Victories, 100 Laughs: (Master Skin and Bones) Flying False Expectations

Signature: Kiyochika

Object Description
Two Russian Military Advisors are playing with toy boats, trying to make them fly by attaching balloons. A satirical scene published during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05).

*Koppi Dojin (Master Skin and Bones) was the pen name of newspaper satirist Nishimori Takeki (1861-1913).

See 2003.1.58

Matsuki Heikichi

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