Arts and Designs of Japan
December Selection December 2017

Artist Toshiaki
Title Mirror of Decorations of the Empire of Great Japan
Date 1895
Publisher Mizuno Asajiro
Format Oban triptych (28" X 13 7/8")
Comment Metallics; sheets backed, not attached
This interesting triptych illustrates all the military honors given after the Sino-Japanese War. The main one in the center sheet is the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, flanked by two Orders of the Rising Sun (one with paulownia flowers). This print is illustrated in the fine new book Conflicts of Interest, Art and War in Modern Japan, p. 190.
Price $350.
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