ORIGINAL TITLE Title: Hamabei Ikokujin E Okuri Mono No Zu
PRONUNCIATION: Hamabei Ikokujin E Okuri Mono No Zu
MATERIAL: Woodblock Printed
TYPE: Broadside (Kawaraban)
DIMENSIONS: 6 3/4 X 9 1/2 inches
ITEM ID: 3457

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Japanese Perry and Sumo Wrestler Kawaraban

DATE
Year: 1854
Decade: 1850s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

Japanese propaganda Kawaraban (newsprint):  Arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry and the Black Ships. This woodblock depicts a group of Japanese Sumo wrestlers delivering rice to the Americans. A Black ship can be seen in the distance.