Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895: the Chinese ambassador (?) as a patient in bed, being treated with an icepack on his head, has a nightmare of the advance of the Japanese army. Coloured woodcut, 1895.
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In the dream, the uniformed Japanese army are armed with rifles and cannon, whereas the Chinese soldiers appear as peasants armed with scythes; a bearded, black-garbed cleric appears at the bedside, wielding a cross
Japan's unexpected victory in the first Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), fought over the sovereignty of Korea, marked its (Japan's) emergence as a world power