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Collection: Woodblock Prints of the Sino-Japanese War
Sino-Japanese War in Datong: Sergeant Iseo Kawasaki Spying on the Chinese
This is a picture of a Japanese soldier going across the river alone to spy on the enemy (the Chinese). He was able to safely return to the Japanese troops. This event happened on 3 August, 1894.
Captain Matsuzaki's brave fight at Anjo River
The Japanese army is suddenly raided by China. There are some casualties including Captain Matsuzaki. These were the first Japanese victims in the First Sino-Japanese War.
The Advance to Pheonix Castle
This shows the Japanese army winning the battle and gaining access to the castle.
The Stunning Victory of the Imperial Japanese army while the Pyongyang fortress falls to them
The Japanese army attacks Pyongyang from behind.
Imperial Japanese army occupies Lushun
This is a print of the battle for Lushun at the Kanayama Mountain.
The Imperial Japanese Army attacks Kuren Castle
The Imperial Japanese army attacks and then occupies the castle.
The Occupation of Kinshu Castle
Japan occupies Kinshu castle after gaining command of the Yellow Sea. Then, the imperial armies march on Lushun.
The Major War in Pyongyang
This print is a scene from the battle in Pyongyang.
Attacking Genbu Gate
The Japanese army tries to break the gate. This print is propaganda to show the strength and superiority of the Japanese army. In the text next to the soldier climbing the wall, it says how the man bravely scaling the wall is nothing but a foot…
Fierce Battle in Phoenix Castle
Japan tries to take command of Phoenix Castle (part II)