• Cowardly Pigs With Five Heads and Ten Bodies - 弱虫: 五豕十豕之圖
Cowardly Pigs With Five Heads and Ten Bodies - 弱虫: 五豕十豕之圖
Cowardly Pigs With Five Heads and Ten Bodies - 弱虫: 五豕十豕之圖
Cowardly Pigs With Five Heads and Ten Bodies - 弱虫: 五豕十豕之圖

Utagawa Yoshiiku (歌川芳幾 - 1833-1904) (artist )

Cowardly Pigs With Five Heads and Ten Bodies - 弱虫: 五豕十豕之圖

Print


04/1895
9.375 in x 14.25 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese color woodblock print
Signed: (Something) Yoshiiku
Sino-Japanese War propaganda showing Chinese in disarray - ten bodies and five heads. The character 豕 in the title cartouche means 'pig' in Japanese. This would be an appropriate slur from such a jingoistic artist in a jingoistic age.

Another copy of this print was included in an exhibition at the Sumida Hokusai Museum from November 25, 2020 to January 24, 2021. The title of the exhibition was called 'From Edo Giga to Modern Manga'.
comic prints (giga - 戯画 / kyōga - 狂画) (genre)
Meiji era (明治時代: 1868-1912) (genre)