Re: Kyoiku Risshiki


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson on November 03, 2002 at 22:42:14:

In Reply to: Kyoiku Risshiki posted by Patrick on October 29, 2002 at 20:40:04:

: There is a series of prints called the Kyoiku Risshiki from the late Meiji period. It appears that a number of artists contributed to the series. Does anyone know what the series is about, or other information such as publisher, etc?

Patrick,

Like Victor I believe that you are referring to the series Ky˘d˘ risshiki, published by Matsuki Heikichi. I have seen various translations of the title, for instance "An Educational Account of Self-Made Men" and "Self-Made Men Worthy of Emulation". Apparently, the prints of the series were published over a period of five years or more, from mid-1880's to 1890. I haven't been able to find any information on the series, except this extract from Julia Meech-Pekarik's The World of the Meiji Print (Weatherhill 1986), p 122:

Kiyochika was one of several artists who contributed to this series, and when it was completed in 1890 the publisher was singled out for special recognition by the government for having sponsored such noble subject matter.

Probably the most famous print of the series is Kiyochika's portrait of Fukuchi Genichir˘. Among other artists who contributed to the series were Toshikata and Inoue Tankei.

Best regards,
Hans Olof



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