MS 7432 China oblivious of the consequences of the Sino-French War

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7432
Creators:
Rikusembo
Fillette, T. G. Lieutenant
Okura Sombei
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Sheet
36.5 x48.5 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The print shows a Chinese official smoking opium surrounded by Frecnh battle ships in the bay and amred troops on the shore. Included also in the scene are figures of Westerners and a commentary inscription reflecting the Japanese appraisal of the Sino-Japanese war. Mrs. Houchins points out that there is a play on the term sim-butsu (God or Buddha) or Shim-Butsu (Sino-French).
Scope and Contents
The item has been torn into two pieces.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Published by Okura Sombei, Tokyo, 1884.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7432
NAA INV 10000089

Translation of Title
Translation of Title
Chinese depend on the help of God and Buddha who appear in their dreams to win the war

Former Title or Title Variations
Former Title or Title Variations
Peking yume makura

Local Note
Local Note
Data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, Department of Anthropology.
Local Note
Color woodcut print

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7432, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the specimen collection by Chang-su Houchins. November 1986.

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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