Kagoshima shinbun

Historical period(s)
Meiji era, March, 1877
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 35.6 x 72 cm (14 x 28 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), samurai, Satsuma Rebellion, triptych

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999


[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury


Prints in the early Meiji period were widely circulated as illustrated accounts of current events. This print titled Kagoshima Newspaper relates an incident in the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, led by Saigo Takamori. Saigo is shown seated at right outside Kagoshima Castle. One of his loyal samurai points out a large naval vessel sent by the Japanese government as it steams into the harbor. Saigo's opposition to the central government was eventually defeated, and he eventually committed suicide.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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