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MEIJI (1868-1912)
The Meiji Era refers to the period during the reign of the Emperor Meiji, beginning with his restoration in 1868 until his death in 1912. Meiji translates as enlightened rule, and during this period Japan began its westernization, and rose to world power status. The era was punctuated by victories in wars over China and Russia, and the transfer of the Imperial capital to Edo and its renaming as Tokyo.
   In the past, Meiji woodblock prints have been denigrated for their decline in quality and originality, and synonymous with the garish use of aniline inks imported from the west. To be sure, by the end of the Meiji ukiyo-e printmaking was virtually dead. However, recent evaluations of the period have ignited an appreciation for many Meiji artists including: Yoshitoshi, Kiyochika, Kyosai, Kunichika, and Chikanobu among others, who supplemented their ukiyo-e output, with propaganda prints of heroic battles (senso-e), frontispieces for popular novels (kuchi-e), and newspaper inserts of current events.

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Yoshitoshi - SOLD

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Kogyo - SOLD

Kogyo - SOLD

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Kiyochika - SOLD

Kiyochika - SOLD

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Kunichika - SOLD

Kunichika - SOLD

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Yoshitoshi - SOLD

Yoshitoshi - SOLD

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