Japan 19thc Shunga print, Octopus and Mermaid
Streetcars and Horsecarts Decorated for a Victory Celebration / Nagashima Shungyo
凱旋祝ひの花電車 永島春暁 1906年
"東郷大将凱旋歡迎 花馬車 新橋凱旋門 還幸奉迎花電車"
Age and artist unknown. Painted on the inside of a kutani sake cup.
I have only seen four of these “out in the wild” and they were priced upwards of 900$ to 2000$ a piece. I would kill for one. - TSM
Homoerotic shunga from the early 20th century (artist unknown)
Japanese propaganda poster from the time of the Russo-Japanese War. Russian soldier: I think I am already dying. Japanese soldier: I will finish you off now. Russians: Run fast.