Collected as earliest form of visual media in Japan


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Posted by Arnold on October 07, 2003 at 18:22:48:

In Reply to: Re:- What is a newspaper print? posted by Hans Olof Johansson on October 07, 2003 at 08:49:01:

Thanks Hans Olof. Perfect reference.

I backtracked from "CD-Rom..." to www.bunsei.co.jp, clicked on their English version and then on a description of "A Collection of Illustrated Ukiyoe Newspapers in Early Meiji Japan", a CD-ROM that is offered at $450.

Tsuchiya Reiko summarizes the significance of newspaper prints as "the earliest form of visual media in Japan because they featured local news items and were published regularly". They were issued as single sheets within two months of a newspaper story and stimulated interest in printed news amongst uneducated people. They pictured full length portraits of common people and their stories - murders, robberies, etc. The short article provides further illuminating information.




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