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Subject:meiji woodblock print
Posted By: francis Wed, Jan 11, 2023 IP: 2a01:e0a:871:8270:a0

This print shows people moving furniture away. It certainly is satirical, but what about? Reading the title might help me...

Subject:Re: meiji woodblock print
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Jan 12, 2023

i think that the picture is meant to caricature the "courageous" behaviour of people fleeing probably from a doomsday prophecy.
ときゃうのはらの上 Dokyō no hara no ue
About the courage of some people
People by the cart,
Now,now, while you can, run away with your head clerk and wife to Shiba.
Man pulling the cart;
We have to make a lot of money at times like this.
Man with a large pack on his back;
Sell the house and move back to the countryside,fast, fast..
People who stay behind are labelled;
Desperate courage,
Daredevil couraage,
Not enough courage,
Courage of lie etc.

With regards,

Subject:Re: meiji woodblock print
Posted By: francis Thu, Jan 12, 2023

Thanks so much for your kind and enlightening comment,
PS: any thought on my other print, on divination? | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |