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The Buddhist guardian deity, Fudô Myôô, reading a government propaganda publication, enthusing about Western customs and modernisation: one attendant prepares meat, another warms sake in the sacred flame. Colour woodcut by Kyōsai, 1874.

Kawanabe, Kyōsai, 1831-1889.
Date
1874

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Description

Fudô Myôô 'Unmoveable king of fire', reads Shimbun zasshi, a publication by the Ministry of Education, a propaganda organ that urged western ways on the people of Japan, including the eating of meat

Lettering

Seisei Kyōsai

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], 1874.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Publications note

Tim Clark, Demon of painting: the art of Kawanabe Kyōsai, London 1993, p. 126

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37709i

Language

  • Japanese


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