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Women warriors, No. 6 from the newspaper True News from Kagoshima-ken


Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Women warriors, No. 6 from the newspaper

True News from Kagoshima-ken

by unknown artist, March 1877

Illustration of the the Army and Navy Protecting the Legations and Japanese Residents

IHL Cat. #2184

About This Print

Print number 6 in a series of woodblock prints issued in Osaka carrying the latest news of the Satsuma Rebellion. This series of news prints, consisting of fifteen prints, was published for three months and then ceased publishing for an unknown reason. The series was one of a handful that sprung up to fulfill public demand for information on the short-lived rebellion.

This print depicts a group of women warriors who fought for the rebels. For more information on women fighting on the side of the rebellion see the print Story of Kirino Toshiaki's Mistress, Akiko from the series Instructive Models of Lofty Ambition.

For additional information on newspaper color woodblock prints see the article Nishiki-e shinbun and Newspapers in Meiji Japan on this site. For other prints of the Satsuma Rebellion see the article Prints of the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877 and Saigo Takamori.

Two Other Prints in the Series
          Print Number 1
Print Number 14

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 Title or Description [Women warrirors], No. 6, True News from Kagoshima-ken
 鹿児島県まことの電知 六号 Kagoshima-ken makoto no shirase
 [also seen translated as True Stories Transferred by Wireless from Kagoshima Prefecture (Kagsohima-ken makoto no denchi)
 Artist  Anonymous Artists
 Signature  not signed
 Seal (artist)  not sealed
 Publication Date
March 16, 1877
編輯出版人 鈴木利兵衛
compilation and publishing: Suzuki Rihei [reading of publisher's name is unconfirmed; publisher is not listed in Marks]

 Impression  good
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good- full-size and unbacked; minor wrinkling and soiling
 Genre  nishiki-e shinbun
 Format  vertical ōban
 H x W Paper 
 14 7/8 x 10 in. (37.8 x 25.4 cm)
 H x W Image  14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in. (37.5 x 24.9 cm)

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10/24/2019 created