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Yasukuni jinja daisai no zu 靖國神社大祭之圖

Description Woodblock print
Contributor Shinohara, Kiyooki (Artist) / Takekawa Seikichi (Publisher)
Language Japanese
Identifier Local: The Melikian Collection L2011.080.093
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note English title: The Grand Festival at Yasukuni Shrine
Note Dimension: Vertical ôban triptych, 14½ x 30 in.
Note Date: ca.1885
Note The Melikian Collection’s triptych print of The Grand Festival at Yasukuni Shrine (Yasukuni jinja daisai no zu, 靖國神社大祭之圖) reveals the wide-spread changes following the Meiji restoration. After brutally squashing all rebelling samurai (and their horses), Emperor Meiji commissioned the Yasukuni shrine (yasukuni-jinja, 靖国神社) in 1869 to commemorate those who died bringing about the Meiji restoration, and eventually all others who died in service to Japan.1 The artist, Shinohara Kiyooki, created this print in the mid 1880s, a few years after the shrine’s completion. It clearly reflects the drastic changes in Japanese culture: the samurai are replaced by men in Western military uniform, the horses are of Western breeding, shod with iron horse sh... (more)
Collaborating Institutions ASU Art Museum / School of Art / ASU Library
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