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Object TitleNihon banzai: Hyakusen hyakusho
Object Number: 29-96-688
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Honekawa Dojin
Period: Meiji
Date Made: 1894-1895
Early Date: 1894
Late Date: 1895
Technique:Woodblock Printed
Height: 36.8cm
Width: 25cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number42 - Other Number


Color woodblock print on paper. Weeping woman and kneeling man. Title is a pun on words. Written with different characters it could mean 100 battles, 100 victories. Miho says "Nippon means Japan and banzai means cheers. It's an ambigiouos expression....Hyakusen Hyakusho means a hundred funny stories selected from hundreds of them."

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