A True Account of the Satsuma Rebellion in Kagoshima, Number 8

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

A True Account of the Satsuma Rebellion in Kagoshima Number 8

by Utagawa Yoshimine, 1877

Utagawa Yoshimine (active c. 1855-1877)


IHL Cat. #709

About This Print

Print number 8 in a series of woodblock prints issued as newspaper supplements providing "true accounts" of the Satsuma Rebellion (Seinan War).  The red cartouche to the left of the army officer brandishing his sword calls out General Ōyama, but whether it is General Ōyama Tsunayoshi or General Ōyama Iwao, both of who fought in the war, is unclear to me.  The text makes reference to violent & difficult battles, the use of bamboo to hold ammunition, as well as “fire flowers” (sparks, discharge).

For a summary of the brief life of nishiki-e shinbun (newspaper color woodblock prints) see the articleNishiki-e shinbun and Newspapers in Meiji Japan. To view other prints depicting the Satsuma Rebellion see the article Satsuma Rebellion and Saigō Takamori Prints.

Two Other Prints in the Series

Number 5 from the series 
Number 9 from the series

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #709
 Title or Description  A True Account of the Satsuma Rebellion in Kagoshima 8
 Kagoshima-ken Seinan jikki hachi
 鹿兒島縣 西南實記 八 [鹿児島県 西南実記 八] 
 Artist  Utagawa Yoshimine (active c. 1855-1877)
 Signature  not signed
 Seal
玉亭 Gyokutei
 Publication Date  April 18, 1877
 Publisher  浅井金治良 Asai Kinjirō [Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 018]
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  good - oxidation of orange pigment
 Condition  good- full-size and unbacked; minor wrinkling
 Genre  nishiki-e shinbun
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  horizontal ōban
 H x W Paper 
 9 7/8 x 14 5/16 in. (25.1 x 36.4 cm)
 H x W Image  9 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (25.1 x 35.2 cm)
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last update:
11/10/2019
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