University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Title"Fear Chills the Chinese Liver" from the series Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho, or Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs
Native NameNishiki-e
Object Number: 17334B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Matsumoto Heikichi
Period: Meiji
Date Made: 1894
Early Date: 1894
Late Date: 1894
Technique:Woodblock Printed
Iconography:Sino-Japanese War
Li Hongzhang
Ding Ruzhang
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Florence B. Sherman, 1895


Woodblock print of satiric commentary on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Titled "Three Cheers from Hell", it is part of a series titled Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho or "Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs", printed in February of 1895 by artist Kobayashi Kiyochika and publisher Matsumoto Heikichi. This single sheet print portrays a Chinese man recoiling in terror at the sight of two Japanese soldier dolls, flags and a turtle. Japanese characters at the top.

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