Artist: Kobayashi KIYOCHIKATitle: FrightenedSeries: Print from the series: 'Long live Japan! - One hundred victories, one hundred laughs', a parody on the Chinese in the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-95.Publisher: Matsuki HeikichiDate: 1894Medium: Woodblock printSize: oban tate-e (c.15" x 10")
Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) was a Japanese artist, well known for his ukiyo-e colour woodblock prints and newspaper illustrations. The term ukiyo-e translates to "pictures of the floating world" and refers to a genre of Japanese art with a wide span of imagery such as kabuki actors, folk tales, landscapes, and even erotica. This movement was critical in forming the Western perception of Japanese art.
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